cm 15,5 x 23
about 150 in colours
The book is a guide to contemporary art-parks in both urban and suburban environments. Within a broader definition of art-parks as structured landscapes intended to house large sculpture collections the author identifies four main themes, each a distinctive type of park, as outlined below. Each has a section in the book, and each park has a dedicated paragraph with a detailed description and full images. The four themes are: Landscapes between Art, Nature and the City; Landscapes for Education; Landscapes for Collecting; Landscapes for Work.
Landscapes connecting Art, Nature and the City comprised of open spaces created and designed specifically to host large scale artworks in a natural or urban environment.
Landscapes for Education include art-parks founded for educational purposes. They are collections that have flourished around museums and universities campuses.
Landscapes for Collecting includes art collections developed around a collector or an artist and later institutionalized and opened to the public.
Landscapes for Work includes corporate collections created in suburban headquarters for employees and public amusement and leisure.
Maps.The final chapter includes four maps grouping the parks geographically and making possible alternative interpretations, by type and location.