Art & Place: Site-Specific Art of the Americas

By Phaidon Editors (Manufactured by)

"Art & Place" is an extraordinary collection of site specific art in the Americas. Featuring hundreds of powerful art works in 60 cities from Albuquerque to Boston and Baja to Rio de Janeiro the book is both an informative guide and a virtual bucket list of outstanding art destinations.

Conceived and developed by Phaidon editors, "Art & Place" covers carving, painting, murals, frescos, earthworks, land art, and more. Each of the works has a dedicated entry pairing gorgeous, large‐format images with in‐depth descriptions. Maps pinpoint the sites locations while specially commissioned plans reveal some of the more complex layouts. The book is organized geographically, offering fresh juxtapositions among familiar art works, such as Anish Kapoor s "Cloud Gate" and Robert Smithson s "Spiral Jetty," alongside lesser-known revelations, such as Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporanea in Brazil. Whether in the mountains, at the heart of a city, or on a remote island, the works in "Art & Place" are all inextricably linked with their environment. This is art to experience in an immersive way, presented together in a single book for the first time."

?the 500 or so works in "Art & Place", a coffee table book so hefty that it's practically site-specific itself, are here to remind you that the term applies across the centuries?So among the sculptures, murals, earthworks and architectural carvings in this enjoyable page-turner of a book, the Easter Island heads coexist with a Picasso, and Donald Judd's boxes are never far from a Toltec pyramid.--TIME
An art pilgrim's bucket list.--The New York Times


  Choose a format

Price: $21.59/ea

1 $21.59 9780714865515 No volume discount available.

About the Hardcover

Publisher Phaidon Press
Publish date 10/21/2013
Pages 368
ISBN-13 9780714865515
ISBN-10 0714865516
Language English