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Destination Art: Land Art, Site-Specific Art, Sculpture Parks

Destination Art: Land Art, Site-Specific Art, Sculpture Parks
Library Shelf Location 09.DEMP
Publication Date 2011
Description More and more art is to be found beyond the gallery or outside the confines of the museum. Destination Art provides a highly accessible chronological survey of the world’s most important large-scale and public works of twentieth- and 
twenty-first-century art. The book features more than two hundred destinations, including a detailed look at fifty-four key sites with accounts of their histories and numerous spectacular photographs. Encompassing massive land and environmental works, extensive sculpture parks, magnificent architectural follies, site-specific installations, even whole towns turned over to the display of art, Destination Art chronicles a wealth of works that have achieved near-mythical status since they were created. Among the many influential and popular artists included are Henri Matisse, Antoni Gaudí, Constantin Brancusi, James Turrell, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, Antony Gormley and Olafur Eliasson. Full visitor information – including opening hours and admission fees, how to get there, contact details and websites, and further reading – is supplied for each of the destinations. Amy Dempsey is an independent academic and author of Styles, Schools and Movements: An Encyclopaedic Guide to Modern Art, also published by Thames & Hudson. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Dempsey has written and consulted for a number of museums in London, including the Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Maritime Museum.
ISBN 9780500288801
Quantity 1
Pages 288
Author Amy Dempsey
Format Softcover
Publisher Thames and Hudson Ltd, London
Category Public/Landscape Art
Language English

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