1st, a massive sq. 4to, vg (faded, soiled spine) in vg+ slipcase (edgewear). 696 pp. This heavy book will probably require extra shipping. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In May 1983, Christo surrounded 11 islands in Miami's Biscayne Bay with 6.5 million square feet of pink woven polypropylene fabric. This book presents the exhuberance and complexity of the project.
From Library Journal:
Christo and his wife, Jeanne-Claude, are masters of coordination, engineering, and entrepreneurial chutzpah. The "Surrounded Islands" project for Miami's Biscayne Bay was one of their masterpieces. Bourdon's documentary book follows this massive project from conception through completion, using documents, essays, charts, diagrams, and factual data to provide an exhaustive and exhausting picture. Whether the project proves Christo's largesse (as Bourdon asserts) or egotism, the gesture is imperial in scope. Bourdon's presentation leaves us convinced that Christo is the master of the modern media event in a society that values impression more than substance. Nevertheless, Christo: Surrounded Islands is a valuable document.Douglas G. Campbell, Humanities Dept., Warner Pacific Coll., Portland, Ore.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: Surrounded Islands
Publication Date: 1986
Binding: Hard Cover
Illustrator: Christo (Wolfgang Volz photos)
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Harry N Abrams, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0810907909
Book Description Harry N Abrams, U.S.A., 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Unmarked PAGES And COVER And Strong BINDING In EXCELLENT, Apparently Unused CONDITION. Approximately 11 1/2" X 11 1/2". Weighs over twelve pounds. Bookseller Inventory # 004352
Book Description Harry N Abrams, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0810907909
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1986. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 696pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "During an extraordinary two-week period in May 1983, a spectacular, singularly beautiful apparition occurred in Florida's Biscayne Bay: Several small islands, densely covered with luxuriant foliage, were completely encircled by a two hundred foot wideband of bright pink fabric that floated on the placid blue water like vivid aureoles around cool oases of greenery. This exotic archipelago of pink-ringed land masses was an artwork entitled "Surrounded Islands", one of the most ambitious projects conceived and realized by the Bulgarian-born, American artist Christo, who is internationally renowned for audacious, large-scale works". Published in 1986, this massive tome is part of Christo and his partner Jeanne-Claude's ongoing series of comprehensive publications designed and edited by the artists with photographic documentation by Wolfgang Volz that reproduces hundreds of photos, plans, sketches, and correspondence covering every stage of the "Surrounded Islands" work from inception to aftermath. A most handsome example of the first and only Harry N. Abrams, Inc. printing in the publisher's pictorial slipcase with a swatch of the synthetic pink fabric bound in, as issued, additionally bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED AND DATED INSCRIPTION "For Henry / Christo / N.Y. 1986" in the year of publication in red ink on the half title page showing just the slightest bit of sunning along the cloth spine of the book itself. The noted late museum director, art historian, and gallerist Henry T. Hopkins - from whom we acquired this directly prior to his passing - was the director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art when he included Christo in his curation of SFMoMA's 1980 exhibition of contemporary American art entitled "Twenty American Artists". PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Signed Association Copy from the Artist. Artist Monograph. Bookseller Inventory # 025941
Book Description Harry N Abrams, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0810907909