Published in 1978 and limited to 2159 total copies, the deluxe first editions of Running Fence were numbered and signed by the artist. It is hardbound with white cloth boards and measures 11" x 12" x 3". It is has a hard slip case, and at 695 pages, it weighs nearly 12 pounds. About the project: "In 1973, after 17 stateless years, Christo became a United States citizen. That same year, he began preparations for Running Fence: a veiled fence, made from steel posts and steel cables, running through the landscape and leading into the sea. The fence was to be 5.5 meters high and 40 kilometers long. For the project, agricultural workers needed to be convinced and the permission of the authorities had to be obtained, so Christo and Jeanne-Claude hired nine lawyers. At the end of 1974 Christo marked the path of the fence with wooden stakes. On 29 April 1976 the work finally began after a long struggle against bureaucracy. Approximately 200,000 square meters of nylon, 2050 steel posts and 145 km of steel cable were needed. On 10 September 1976 the work was completed. However, Christo and Jeanne-Claude had to pay a $60,000 fine, because they lacked permission for the coastal region" (Wikipedia). This book documents that journey down to the smallest detail. Featured are a chronology of the project, fact sheet, Christo's public art, his vision of Running Fence, the search for the site, attempts to rally support, the communities and people involved, the legal battle that ensued, an environmental impact report, testimony from public hearings, detailed construction reports, and tons of photographs that show the early drawing of the project, letters, detailed maps and construction plans--also bound in the book is a piece of the actual white nylon used in the installation.
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Book Description ABRAMS, New York, 1978. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, as Published. Limited/Numbered. Unused tight copy bound in tan cloth with silver script on spine with light soil to cover cloth. Slipcase Very Good with scratches on cover illustration, else fine. Copy #868 of 2159 of the signed, limited edition. Author's signature under number. Includes three fold-outs and fragment of the cloth fence. Full-page color and B&W photos and essay by Calvin Tomkins document the planning, construction, and completed project.694 pages. A beautifully made book. Note: 12 lbs requires additional charge for shipping. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 0810907615
Book Description Abrams, New York, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. SIGNED by Christo on limitation page. HARDBACK. As Shown. Unmarked PAGES And BINDING And COVER and SLIPCASE In EXCELLENT, Never Used CONDITION. Limited Edition #1037 of 2159 copies printed. Approximately 11 1/2" X 12". Heavy book, weighs over eleven pounds. Signed by Illustrator(s). Bookseller Inventory # 004236
Book Description New York: Abrams., 1978. Book Condition: Good. Unpaginated. Color and black and white photographs, including several gatefolds. Chronicles Christo's Running Fence project, a mother-of-pearl colored nylon ribbon, running for 24.5 miles through California's Sonoma County, created at a cost of 3 million dollars. Number 1287 of 2159 copies signed by Christo. Cloth, slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 54-0308
Book Description Abrams, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0810907615
Book Description Abrams, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 0810907615 Special Limited edition, no. 680 of only 2159 copies signed by Christo. Bookseller Inventory # 623780
Book Description New Yorkl: Harry Abrams, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Oblong. 11 5/8 in. x 10 7/8 in. White cloth, silver titling on the spine. In a pictorial slipcase, the upper and lower edges of which are black cloth. No. 95 of 2159 copies, signed by Christo on the limitation page. Includes 7 fold-outs and a piece of the fabric from which the fence was made. Both the book and the case are fine. Weight is 11 lbs. Postage will be extra on this item. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-2134081986
Book Description Sonoma and Marin Counties. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Included. Fine. Signed by Artist. Christo:Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties 1972-76 Photos by Gianfranco Gorgoni, Chronicle by Calvin Tompkins, Narrative Text by David Bourdon. 12x11 large coffeetable volume in cardboard slipcase w/plates of the fence 694p profusely illustrated in color/b&w. This elegant slipcased volume details in panoramic color and black and white photos, including seven gatefolds, every aspect of Running Fence, a Mother-of-pearl colored ribbon made of nylon running 24.5 miles, a $3 million art project erected in a grove of California's Sonoma County. This is #1375 of 2159 limited editions signed by Bulgarian artist Christo Javacheff. Includes a sample of the fabric used in the installation. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 200003