Christo: Wrapped Walk Ways. Loose Park, Kansas City, Missouri, 1977–78

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Christo: Wrapped Walkways
Christo: Wrapped Walkways
Wrapped Walkways (Black & White Illus.)
Wrapped Walkways Fabric Sample
Wrapped Walkways: Petition
Wrapped Walkways (Black & White Illus.)
Christo: Wrapped Walk Ways. Loose Park, Kansas City, Missouri, 1977–78
New York. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers. 1978. Softcover w/ laminate paper cover. Book Condition: Fine, slight fading over time. Cover Condition: Near Fine, slight shelf wear & discoloration along spine over time. unpag.
(150 ill., 70 in colour & b/w).

Publication in honor of the two-week installation in Jacob L. Loose Memorial Park October 1978 by Christo, in which he used 136,268 sq. feet of gleaming gold-saffron nylon to cover 104,836 sq. ft. of the park's pathways. The installation lit up the paths like a sunset river, that for those who experienced the park's literal "glow-up" transformation, remained an unforgettable trace on the space long since it had been pulled away. This book was designed by artist Christo, and includes work documentation photos by Wolfgang Volz, letters and tables planning the physical occupation of the project, and fabric samples that leave a tactile trace memory for those who can only experience the installation through this text, in imagination, which as it comes together as the project here, is testament to its own enduring kind of real.

Work Documentation photos by Wolfgang Volz.


Christo: Wrapped Walkways
Christo: Wrapped Walkways
Wrapped Walkways (Black & White Illus.)
Wrapped Walkways Fabric Sample
Wrapped Walkways: Petition
Wrapped Walkways (Black & White Illus.)
Christo: Wrapped Walk Ways. Loose Park, Kansas City, Missouri, 1977–78

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