Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Water Projects
Edited with text by Germano Celant. Text by Christo, Jeanne-Claude.
Water Projects presents the complete series of large-scale projects implemented or devised by Christo and Jean-Claude from 1961 to 2016. In addition to the renowned wrapped monuments, from the Kunsthalle in Bern (1967–1968) to the Reichstag in Berlin (1971–1995), the works featured include installations made of barrels and fabrics such as Wall of Oil Barrels: The Iron Curtain (Paris, 1961–1962) and Valley Curtain (Rifle, Colorado, 1970–1972); huge inflatable objects like 42,390 Cubic Feet Package (Minneapolis, 1966) and 5,600 Cubic Meter Package; the project for Documenta IV (Kassel, 1967–1968); and paths (Wrapped Walk Ways, Kansas City, 1977–1978) and portals (The Gates, New York, 1979–2005).
Also included are preparatory drawings for Christo’s latest work, Floating Piers (2014–2016), a walkway stretching nearly two miles that connects two small islands in Lake Iseo, in Italy’s Lombardy region, to each other and to the mainland.