Destination Art ~ Amy Dempsey
Encompassing massive land and environmental works, extensive sculpture parks, magnificent architectural follies, site-specific installations, even whole tow...more
Where would I like to be right now...? probably in one of these amazing art site-specific installations found within the pages of this book. Encompassing massive land and environmental works, extensive sculpture parks, magnificent architectural follies, site-specific installations, even whole towns turned over to the display of art, this book chronicles a wealth of works that have achieved near-mythical status since they were created. Among the many influential and popular artists included are Henri Matisse, Antoni Gaudí, Jean Tinguely, Constantin Brancusi, James Turrell, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, and Antony Gormley. The book includes full visitor information, including hours and admissions fees, directions, contact details and websites, and further reading. Fifty key art destinations are featured in substantial essays, with accounts of their histories, descriptions of their sites, and spectacular photography. With destinations from around the world and special emphasis on Europe and the United States, this volume signals the coming of age of site-specific art and will inspire visitors from around the globe and armchair enthusiasts alike.