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ART AND LANDSCAPE IN CHARLESTON AND THE LOW COUNTRY: A PROJECT OF SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA. John Beardsley et al. Gibbes Museum of Art, Washington Park, White Point Garden and other sites in and around Charleston, 1997. Published 1998. Organized by Spoleto Festival U.S.A., Charleston. Published in association with Spacemaker Press, Washington, D.C. 168 pp. with 142 ills. (125 col.). 28 x 28 cm. LC 97-62363 ISBN 1888931175 In English.
Accompanies an exhibition of site-specific art works exploring aspects of the Charleston area's natural and manmade environments, showcasing a diverse array of installations by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Charles Simonds, Mary Lucier, Thornton Dial, Martha Schwarz and eight other predominantly American artists who were invited to create works in the city and the surrounding countryside. Two essays discussing the complex interplay between nature and human culture and tracing the development of landscape and garden design in the Charleston area preface excellent photographic documentation of and substantial critical commentaries on the featured projects, which range from a two-story colonnaded structure built of sod, earth and metal to an arrangement of massive stone sculptures resembling both truncated trees and clenched hands.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — United States — Post-1990 — Environmental/Land Art, Installation Art
Plans: 01,05,07,17,20,22
Worldwide Number: 026514
Hardcover $45.00    

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