Christo & Jeanne-Claude
Through the Gates and BeyondBook - 2008
Covers the early life and career of Christo and Jeanne-Claude and then a focus on their 2005 installation in Central Park of over seven thousand saffron panels.
CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE UNWRAPPED
In 1981 two artists -- Christo and Jeanne-Claude -- proposed an installation in New York's Central Park that would span twenty-three miles. They received a 185-page response from the Parks Department that could have been summed up in one single word: "no." But they persisted. This biography of contemporary artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude is a story of the power of collaboration, and vision, and of the creation of the spectacular Gates and other renowned artworks.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude is a 2003 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Examines how artistic visionaries Christo and Jeanne-Claude persisted for more than two decades before New York City's Parks Department agreed to let them install their project "The Gates" in New York's Central Park. 40,000 first printing.
Explores the lives and projects of artistic visionaries Christo and Jeanne-Claude and describes how they persisted for more than two decades before being allowed to install their project "The Gates" in New York's Central Park.