The works of Christo and Jeanne-Claude are monuments of transience.
Made on a gigantic scale, they are always temporary, designed to exist for a limited time and cause unique and unrepeatable impressions.
“From the smallest of the Packages made in Paris in the early 1960s, to the delicate pattern formed by hundreds of branches covered with a translucent fabric veil ... In the works of Christo and Jeanne-Claude there is nothing abstract, nothing imagined; everything is there: corporeal and tangible. ” Lorenza Giovanelli
Halfway between biography, critical analysis and catalog, this updated edition brings back the successful TASCHEN Collector's Edition.
The volume covers the entire work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, from their first drawings and family photos to their plans for future projects.
Hundreds of photographs and drawings review the work of the two artists over the last ten years, including The Floating Piers and the mastaba of London, and works still in progress such as the mastaba of Abu Dhabi and L'Arc by Triomphe Wrapped in Paris.
Together with the exhaustive photographic documentation of Wolfgang Volz, this book is a tribute to the work of two artists whose imaginations have influenced the landscape of every continent.
Texts in English, German and French.