Landscapes for Art. Contemporary Sculpture Parks
Landscapes for Art, Contemporary Sculpture Parks, edited in 2008 by Glenn Harper and Twylene Moyer, respectively Editor and Managing Editor of Sculpture Magazine, is an anthology of forty-eight articles, essays and interviews presenting a selection of sculpture parks and approaching a wide range of topics around this theme.
Confronted to the increasing number of sculpture parks and gardens, the editors chose to focus on North America, Europe, Australia and Japan and to only survey the sculpture parks displaying contemporary art since the 1980s.
Art critics, landscape architects, garden professionals, exhibition curators: by choosing a wide array of voices the perspectives are constantly renewed, which makes this small book particularly rich.
You will discover projects that were never completed, the challenges of maintaining and restoring parks, artworks, and collections and explore issues surrounding cultural tourism. Topics are numerous, diverse, and always current and the sites are constantly evolving and adapting. Lastly, as the editors point out in their foreword, what those places have in common lies in the connection between the work of art, the environment, and the history of the site, which all closely intertwine to end up becoming one.
Glenn Harper, Twylene Moyer, Landscapes for Art. Contemporary Sculpture Parks, 2008, ISC Press, Hamilton