Gardens of Wonder The Most Beautiful Sculpture Gardens of the World

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Gijs van Tuijl & Ernst Veen, with photographs by Paul Kramer

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Waanders & de Kunst Publishers
Territory: World excluding The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg
Size: 300 mm x 240 mm
Pages: 176
Illustrations: 195 colour

RRP £27.00

  • A guide by two art insiders, who share their love of outdoor sculpture while exploring their favourite sculpture gardens around the world
  • Beautifully illustrated, with photographs taken specifically for this publication

The authors (both former museum directors in Amsterdam) of this beautifully illustrated guide take you on a personal tour of the most exceptional artworks found in six spectacular sculpture gardens around the globe.

Ernst Veen has travelled extensively to look at art in the course of his career. In far-flung sculpture gardens, he was drawn to monumental works which were created for natural surroundings, marvelling at the way the art resides in the landscape, and how it transforms the landscape. Along with Gijs van Tuijl (and photographer Paul Kramer) he has written an inspiring guide to these stunning works of art.

The sculpture gardens they visit are: Storm King Art Center, in New Windsor, Mountainville, USA; Fattoria di Celle/Collezione Gori, in Santomato di Pistoa, Italy; Gibbs Farm, in Kaipara Harbour, New Zealand; Instituto Inhotim, in Brumadinho, Brazil; Chateau Lacoste, in Aix-en-Provence, France; Ekebergparken, in Oslo, Norway.

Ernst Veen is the former director of De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, and founder and first director of the Hermitage Amsterdam. Gijs van Tuijl is the former director of the Stedlijk Museum in Amsterdam. Paul Kramer is a professional photographer.