ISBN 9780500288801
24.50 x 22.50 cm 288pp
Paperback with flaps
With over 400 illustrations
First published 2011.

Available in Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish
406 colour illustrations
24.5 x 22.5cm 272pp
First published 2006.

 

'A book that in a modest way could change
your life'
–Martin Gayford, Apollo

'Destination Art' will not be coming to a museum near you - it is art that you have to travel to and meet in its own space and on its own terms. Designed for both the international art tourist and as a key reference work, this book is the first ever comprehensive critical guide to land and environmental works, sculpture parks and site-specific installations worldwide.

The book features more than two hundred destinations, including a detailed look at fifty-four key sites with accounts of their histories and numerous spectacular photographs. A further 150 sites are given concise descriptions.

Destination Art is not only packed with practical information for the traveller, but also provides a chronological survey of the world's most important large-scale and public works of 20th- and 21st-century art.

The first book to signal the fact that this important century-long trend in art has fully come of age in the 21st century.

Includes work by some of the world's most important and popular artists, from Henri Matisse, Antoni Gaudí, Jean Tinguely and Constantin Brancusi to Richard Serra, Robert Smithson and Antony Gormley.

Among the destinations featured: the Park Güell in Barcelona, Watts Towers in Los Angeles, Matisse's Chapelle du Rosaire in Vence, The Rock Garden in Chandigarh and the Henry Moore Foundation in Hertfordshire, England.

Dr Amy Dempsey is an independent academic and author of Styles, Schools and Movements: The Essential Encyclopaedic Guide to Modern Art, also published by Thames & Hudson. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Dempsey has written and consulted for a number of museums in London, including the Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Maritime Museum.

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