TRANSPARENT MONUMENT, by Cai Guo-Qiang - 2006 [Signed]


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Transparent Monument

by Cai Guo-Qiang

The fascinating story of the making of one of the Chinese artist's most remarkable creation. The first Chinese-born artist to be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, Cai Guo-Qiang has his installation open in 2006 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the most notable creation of its kind. A tremendous installation involving a giant sheet of glass in which to contemplate Central Park and Manhattan, and huge crocodiles threatening the New York skyline, the artwork is not only meant to impress and astound: it is foremost an evocation of a past we do not always want to consciously return to, with hints to the dictators, difficulties and tragedies of the past century. This beautifully illustrated volume retraces the story in text and pictures of the construction of the masterwork, and explores its every element by means of the lavish photographs. 93 pages. 9.5 x 11 inches.

SIGNED EDITION. Lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs and sketches. Includes an appendix with a short biography, selected solo exhibitions and projects, and a selected bibliography.

Presumed first edition. Published by: Edizioni Charta, Milan, 2006.

Softback is overall in NEAR FINE condition.

  • ISBN: 8881586177
  • Volume is in near fine condition with little to no wear on to covers and interior.
  • Color illustrated covers feature full-color photograph and display little to no wear.
  • Spine features white text on a gray background, and shows minimal bumping and rubbing of ends.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Softback covers have return flaps.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20180301

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Binding: Softcover
Original/Facsimile: Original
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Region: Europe
Language: English
Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
Topic: Photography
Year: 2006
Subject: Art & Photography
Author: Cai Guo-Qiang
Publication Year: 2006
Format: Paperback
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