Robert Irwin Getty Garden (Hardcover)

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A beautifully illustrated, accessible volume about one of the Getty Center’s best-loved sites. Among the most beloved sites at the Getty Center, the Central Garden has aroused intense interest from the moment artist Robert Irwin was awarded the commission. First published in 2002, Robert Irwin Getty Garden is comprised of a series of discussions between noted author Lawrence Weschler and Irwin, providing a lively account of what Irwin has playfully termed “a sculpture in the form of a garden aspiring to be art.” The text revolves around four garden walks: extended conversations in which the artist explains the critical choices he made—from plant materials to steel—in the creation of a living work of art that has helped to redefine what a modern garden can and should be. This updated edition features new photography of the Central Garden in a smaller, more accessible format.

About the Author

A widely honored journalist, Lawrence Weschler is the director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University. He is the author of twelve books, including Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder, Vermeer in Bosnia, and, most recently, Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences.

Praise For…

“Beautifully and profusely illustrated in full color throughout, Robert Irwin Getty Garden is a fully accessible and thoroughly 'reader friendly' volume about one of the Getty Center's best-loved sites. A gardener's delight to browse through and impressively informative for anyone who has visited this exquisite garden, Robert Irwin Getty Garden is certain to be an immediate and enduringly welcome addition to personal, professional, community, and academic library Contemporary Gardening collections and supplemental studies lists.”
Midwest Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781606066560
ISBN-10: 1606066560
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
Publication Date: June 18th, 2020
Pages: 144
Language: English