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Clth, 16 x 11.25 in. / 288 pgs / 125 color / 150 duotone.

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Oasis in the City

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at The Museum of Modern Art

Edited with text by Peter Reed, Romy Silver-Kohn. Text by Quentin Bajac, Ann Temkin.

Featured photograph, of a child playing beneath Rodin's "Monument to Balzac" (1898; cast 1954), is reproduced from 'Oasis in the City.'

The story of MoMA's sculpture garden

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Modern Art holds a special place in the hearts of many, whether artists or museumgoers, New Yorkers or visitors from around the world. It is a respite from the crowds and skyscrapers that surround it, as well as a place to commune with major works of modern and contemporary art.

Through essays and archival images, this lavishly illustrated volume pays tribute to the Sculpture Garden's beauty and remarkable history over the past 80 years. Oasis in the City: The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at The Museum of Modern Art features the sculptures that have become synonymous with the space, Philip Johnson's elegant and enduring design, and the Garden's diverse array of activities and events. From its inception in 1939, the Sculpture Garden—which launched the very concept of the garden as outdoor gallery for changing installations—has hosted exhibitions of sculpture by Alexander Calder, structures by Buckminster Fuller and Marcel Breuer, performances by Yayoi Kusama, and served as an important venue for music, dance, social gatherings and even protest.

Along with offering a behind-the-scenes history, this unique publication debuts a portfolio of images of the Sculpture Garden by eight prominent contemporary artists and photographers: Richard Pare, Candida Höfer, Tina Barney, Thomas Struth, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, Vera Lutter and Hiroshi Sugimoto. These projects demonstrate that while the outdoor gallery is constantly changing with the seasons, new programming, and rotations of art on display, it continues to be an inspiration to artists and the broader public alike.


Featured photograph, of a child playing beneath Rodin's "Monument to Balzac" (1898; cast 1954), is reproduced from 'Oasis in the City.'

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/16/2018

James Welling captures the culture of MoMA's Sculpture Garden in 'Oasis in the City'

James Welling captures the culture of MoMA's Sculpture Garden in 'Oasis in the City'

"Kusama" (2014), by James Welling was commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, for Oasis in the City, a Staff Favorite Holiday Gift Book 2018. Both a deluxe limited edition and a fact-filled history of MoMA's beloved Sculpture Garden—filled with fascinating scholarship, vintage photographs and new images by Welling, Richard Pare, Candida Höfer, Tina Barney, Thomas Struth, Carrie Mae Weems, Vera Lutter and Hiroshi Sugimoto—this boxed, 16" x 11.25" clothbound volume is the perfect gift for luxury collectors, cosmopolitan world travelers and die-hard native New Yorkers. continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/7/2018

A history of MoMA's Sculpture Garden in 'Oasis in the City'

A history of MoMA's Sculpture Garden in 'Oasis in the City'

Featured image—of Steve Paxton in Come to Pass (1979), choreographed by Daniel Lepkoff in collaboration with Paxton, Christina Svane and Lisa Nelson on July 27 or 28, 1979, with Henry Moore's Animal Form (1969-70)—is reproduced from Oasis in the City, MoMA's deluxe history of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at The Museum of Modern Art. Featuring new photographs by Richard Pare, Candida Höfer, Tina Barney, Thomas Struth, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, Vera Lutter and Hiroshi Sugimoto, this volume spans from the Sculpture Garden's earliest incarnation as a "happy improvisation" behind the six-story marble and glass museum in 1939 to contemporary performances and installations like Rachel Whiteread's Water Tower in 2017. continue to blog


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