Christo. The Accordion-Fold Book for The Umbrellas, Joint Project for Japan and U.S.A.


Photographed by Wolfgang Volz
Foreword and interview by Masahiko Yanagi
Book concept by Christo and Stephen Vincent
Chronicle Books, San Francisco 1991
ISBN: 0-8118-0194-2
16 farbige Panels, acht Textseiten, Bildband
ca. 36,5 x 30,5 cm (Umverpackung 43 x 30,5 cm)

“I enjoy having a book that is specifically about one work of art which will exist only for a short time.“ – Christo
“For this unique artist book, Christo created a series of painted photographs – reproduced here to their original size – to further explore his vision of The Umbrellas. The panels of the accordion fold 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 with the blue on the other. The photography is by Wolfgang Volz. An interview with Christo and a foreword about the project, both by Masahiko Yanagi, are included in the text pages.“