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“Big Air Package, Project for Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany” was conceived in 2010 by Christo and is on view from March 16 to December 30, 2013. The sculpture, which is installed inside the former gas tank, was made from 20,350 square meters of semitransparent polyester fabric and 4,500 meters of rope. The inflated envelope is more than 90 meters high and 50 meters in ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published June 2013 by Klartext Verlag, Essen
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Matt
May 01, 2015 Matt rated it it was amazing


Time and again Christo has wrapped things you would think cannot be wrapped. In this case it were 177,000 cubic meters of air in the Gasometer Oberhausen. Measured 90 meters in height and 50 meters in diameter you can say it was a really Big Air Package.

This catalog not only contains some large format photos of this monumental sculpture, but also drawings and photos of almost all other projects (realized and not yet realized) by Christo and his late wife Jeanne-Claude.

The exhibition is over, an
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Pavel Beneš
Jan 13, 2014 Pavel Beneš rated it it was amazing
Nádhernej katalog Christa, se všemi zásadními projekty. Vydáno u příležitosti jeho projektu pro plynojem v Oberhausenu (kam jsem jím sice byl pozván, ale nevyšlo mi to).
A víte, že Christo v 50. letech studoval v Praze?

V knize se dozvíte, jak balí cokoli po celém světě, co mu v tom překáží a kdo mu pomáhá... včetně jeho ženy Jeanne-Claude, narozené přesně v týž den jako on (zemřela v roce 2009, krátce předtím, než jsem jej přijel navšívit no NYC; pochopitelně na mě neměl náladu).
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