The Floating Piers: Christo and Jeanne-Claude | Author: Jonathan William Henery

In 2016, 100 kilometers east of Milan and 200 kilometers west of Venice, thousands of people walked on water. The Floating Piers by Christo and Jeanne-Claude deployed 70,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric above a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes to create a temporary, three km walkway across the surface of Lake Iseo, connecting the mainland to the islands of Monte Isola and San Paolo.

The Floating Piers was Christo and Jeanne-Claude's first large scale project since they realized The Gates in 2005 and drew upon their established history of projects in Italy.

This book presents rich photographic coverage of The Floating Piers alongside sketches, models, documents and designs, revealing the process behind this waterborne work of art. Incorporating everything from approval procedures to the manufacture of fabric and anchoring elements, it testifies not only to Christo and Jeanne-Claude's unique creative imagination but also to the immense technical, bureaucratic, and logistical feats that allowed the concept to take float.

Author: Henery Jonathan William and Volz Wolfgang
29 x 23.5 x 1.5cm
Hardcover
128 pages

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