Art & Place

Site-specific Art of the Americas


The most spectacular, uplifting and outstanding examples of site-specific art in the Americas


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Price: USD$79.95

Art & Place celebrates the most spectacular, uplifting and outstanding examples of site-specific art in the Americas. Whether created for indoor spaces, or urban, desert or mountainous settings, art made for a specific place is some of the most adventurous, bold and exciting art that you can ever experience.

Over 500 artworks from all periods, arranged geographically across fifteen countries that span the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, have been specially selected by a panel of experts. Every work examined in this extraordinary book remains permanently in situ, creatively integrated with its specific environment. An enormous variety of schools and styles can be compared, as well as a wealth of different techniques and media, from cave paintings and contemporary sculpture to murals, stained glass, reliefs and land art.

Art & Place features works by internationally recognized artists – Spiral Jetty by Robert Smithson, Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate, murals by John Singer Sargent for Boston’s Public Library, and Diego Rivera’s epic History of Mexico mural in Mexico City among many others – as well the art of ancient cultures, such as the Nasca lines in Peru or rock art in California. Some works are instantly recognizable while others are less familiar, but each one creates a sense of place and provides an individual reflection of art and culture in the Americas.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 320 x 270 mm (12 5/8 x 10 5/8 in)
Pages: 376 pp
Illustrations: 800 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714865515

"A book to lose yourself in..."—Riba Journal Blog

"A work of art in itself, Art & Place: Site-specific Art of the Americas is a beautiful photography book uncovering America's most outstanding art destinations, from rock carvings to the monumental sculptures of Richard Serra."—National Geographic Traveller

"The 500 or so works in Art & Place, a coffee table book so hefty that it's practically site-specific itself, are here to remind you that the term applies across the centuries? So among the sculptures, murals, earthworks and architectural carvings in this enjoyable page-turner of a book, the Easter Island heads coexist with a Picasso, and Donald Judd's boxes are never far from a Toltec pyramid."—TIME

"Museums don't have a lock on the public art market - great works are also housed in churches, plazas, and desert canyons. Art and Place details site-specific art across North and South America, including ancient painted caves in Mexico's Baja California and a house full of Dan Flavin's fluorescent light sculptures in Bridgehampton, N.Y. The book is organized by country, which makes it useful for exploring future destinations or seeing what you might be missing close to home."—The Wall Street Journal

"A book to lose yourself in..."—Riba Journal Blog

"A work of art in itself, Art & Place: Site-specific Art of the Americas is a beautiful photography book uncovering America's most outstanding art destinations, from rock carvings to the monumental sculptures of Richard Serra."—National Geographic Traveller

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