Christo, Floating Piers
Hardcover in slipcase with piece of fabric and six fold-out pages, 11.4 x 10.6 in., 846 pages.
In this Collector’s Edition (No. 161–1,000), signed and designed by Christo himself, the artist presents this extraordinary environmental work from start to finish. On 846 pages, he reveals the couple’s earliest concept of a floating surface on tranquil waters back in 1970 through renewed interest in the project, research into possible locations, technical developments, material production, and the final 16-day experience with enraptured visitors from around the world. To round off this unique project book and privileged insight into Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s practice, the volume includes a 24 x 24 cm swatch of the project’s original dahlia yellow fabric.