The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979-2005

The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979-2005

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This book documents the erection of a temporary, but monumental work of art featuring 7,500 16-foot-high vinyl gates designed to look like a golden, flowing river--coming to New York's Central Park in February of 2005.

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In February 2005, Christo and Jeanne-Claude will complete a monumental work of art in New York City's Central Park. The project, first conceived in 1979, will feature 7500 16-foot-high vinyl gates lining the park's paths, from which will hang saffron-colored fabric panels. Seen from the buildings surrounding the park, The Gates will look like a golden, flowing river, while those walking through them will experience the ambience of a fluid, golden ceiling. The temporary work of art will remain in place for 16 days, after which it will be disassembled and the materials recycled. The installation will be free for all visitors, who can continue to use Central Park undisturbed during the whole process. This historic event is intended to provide a memorable and joyous experience for every New Yorker, and TASCHEN will document this project from start to finish in two editions.

This book documents the erection of a temporary, but monumental work of art featuring 7,500 16-foot-high vinyl gates designed to look like a golden, flowing river--coming to New York's Central Park in February of 2005.


Publisher: Koln ; London : Taschen, 2005
ISBN: 9783822842423
3822842427
9783822828052
382282805X
Characteristics: 95 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm

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