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Destination Art

500 Artworks Worth the Trip


Enjoy a world tour from the comfort of your reading chair, or plan a detailed and engaging art itinerary for your next trip


Phaidon Editors


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Price: USD$35.00

A global guide to the 500 works of permanently installed modern and contemporary art worth traveling to experience

Enjoy a world tour from the comfort of your reading chair or plan a detailed and engaging art itinerary for your next trip with Destination Art, the essential guide to 500 must-see examples of permanently installed art from the last 100 years. With the book's geographical organization and logistical details - including GPS coordinates, addresses, websites, and symbols indicating the degree of possible access, travel planning is made easy.

Discover hidden gems in big cities, explore art in nature, and trek to remote locales for one-of-a-kind experiences of art in unique locations. The artists featured in this global selection are among the world's best and most beloved from the past century, including Marina Abramović, Alexander Calder, Jenny Holzer, Yayoi Kusama, Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, Richard Serra, and many more.

Highlighting the best and most significant of public art in city centers, sculpture parks, site-specific installations in museums, memorials designed by contemporary artists, works of land art, and much more, Destination Art is an informative and enjoyable overview of the most significant and travel-worthy art around the globe.

From the publisher of Destination Architecture.



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Flexibound
Size: 184 x 124 mm (7 1/4 x 4 7/8 in)
Pages: 560 pp
Illustrations: 500 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714876467

Conceived and edited by Phaidon editors

"Destination Art is a global guide to 500 works of art worth travelling to. It is a compendium of place-specific art from across the globe that celebrates the joy and wonder of experiencing artworks in their native environment, while providing helpful information to make the journey easier."—Artsbeat

"When planning a holiday, what is the criteria that helps you decide on your desired location? Sun? Culture? Food? Or perhaps simply somewhere as far away from your office as possible. A new book, published by Phaidon, puts forward the case for art. Destination Art is a beautifully designed guide that lists 500 different artworks across the globe that are worth jumping on a plane for... Ranging from islands in Japan to salt lakes in Western Australia, the pages have every landscape covered, with an incredible artwork to match."—MrPorter.com

"The aim of the book is simple: to provide a comprehensive guide to public art in city centres, parks and memorials [...] and perhaps, as a result, to encourage people to leave their smartphones, computers and books and to journey to see the real thing."—Aesthetica

"I am, for instance, fascinated by the boutique in the middle of the Texas desert: hermetic sculpture that forever displays Prada's 2005 collection of shoes and handbags... Time and time again the book is a useful check-up on the artwork that is out there."—MatureTimes.co.uk

"Wether you are a connoisseur or just doing it for Instagram, Phaidon's Destination Art has the top works of public art mapped for you... 500 accessible artworks across 60 countries and 300 cities, with the work's location and descriptions helping you to understand the thought process of the artists. Some may be instantly recognisable [...] but most are likely to be new to you – and will perhaps inspire a trip to see them."—Attitude

"Destination Art is a global guide to 500 works of art worth travelling to. It is a compendium of place-specific art from across the globe that celebrates the joy and wonder of experiencing artworks in their native environment, while providing helpful information to make the journey easier."—Artsbeat

"When planning a holiday, what is the criteria that helps you decide on your desired location? Sun? Culture? Food? Or perhaps simply somewhere as far away from your office as possible. A new book, published by Phaidon, puts forward the case for art. Destination Art is a beautifully designed guide that lists 500 different artworks across the globe that are worth jumping on a plane for... Ranging from islands in Japan to salt lakes in Western Australia, the pages have every landscape covered, with an incredible artwork to match."—MrPorter.com

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