(SOLD): CHRISTO. Accordion-fold Book for the Umbrellas: Joint Project for Japan and USA

(San Francisco, CA): Chronicle Books, 1991.  First edition.  Folio.  16 Colour panel and eight text pages.  Nicely produced volume of Christo’s painted photographs bound accordion style, folding out to seven feet.  The panels can be made to stand up and stretch out in the manner of a mural and to spiral back and forth on themselves, easily contrasting and comparing the landscape of yellow umbrellas on one side and blue the other.  The photography is by Wolfgang Volz.  An interview with Christo and a forword about the project both by Masahiko Yanagi, are included in the text pages.  A fine copy in illustrated boards with obi.  Housed in publisher’s printed card box.

$125.00

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