Christo: the Pont Neuf, wrapped, Paris, 1975-85. Inscribed. Christo. Jeanne-Claude. Wolfgang Volz. David Bourdon. Bernard de Montgolfier. Eric Himmel.
Christo: the Pont Neuf, wrapped, Paris, 1975-85. Inscribed
Christo: the Pont Neuf, wrapped, Paris, 1975-85. Inscribed

Christo: the Pont Neuf, wrapped, Paris, 1975-85. Inscribed

New York: Abrams, 1990. Inscribed separately by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Thousands of plates and illustrations (largely in color), plus documents, plans, and diagrams. 588 pp. Page siza: 27.2 x 29.3 cm. Gray cloth with gilt titling in dramatically decorated slipcase to match. Slipcase: 28.2 x 30.1 x 5.9 cm. A 24-cm-square sample of the golden cloth used in the project is mounted on p. 135. Photographs: Wolfgang Volz; picture commentary: David Bourdon; The Pont Neuf and Paris: Bernard de Montgolfier. ISBN 0-6109-3164-6. Parallel English and German. The years 1975–85 refer to the entire project, from its conception to its fulfillment. Christo considered the work of art to be the total process, not just the finished product. That included making drawings and plans; solving technical and manufacturing problems; dealing with various governmental, commercial, and private entities; and overcoming public objections. This book and others like it on Christo's work provide remarkable insights into his art, in particular, and on the creation of public art, in general. This copy is inscribed on the half-title by Christo, "For Lynda and Hugh, Christo, March 19, 1994, San Diego." A second inscription, "Jeanne-Claude with love," appears on p, 6 below the title of her chronology of the project, "J.C.'s Work Diary. The book was given by the Christos to Lynda Forsha and Hugh Davies; in 1981 she was at the then-La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art (now the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego) and worked on the exhibition and catalogue, "Christo, collection on loan from the Rothschild Bank AG, Zurich"; he later became the director. See also Christo's Reichstag (my item 06026) and The Gates: Central Park (06031). All three are association copies from the same source. The fugitive orange color on the slipcase spine has faded; otherwise, fine. Probable shipping weight: 13 lbs. Item #06021

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