Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Umbrellas, Wrapped Reichstag, The Wall.


The immense projects carried out by the Christos have been in locations of impressive size, dense inner-city sites, and challenging open rural spaces. Their work sets new standards, they have achieved technical masterpieces and in a single bold move created places of unbelievable poetry.

The projects detailed in this monograph include – The Umbrellas, the Wrapped Reichstag, and The Wall, created at Gasometer in Oberhausen. The photographs depicting the Wrapped Reichstag are fascinating, as are the notes and history of its development. The Christos had to try numerous political avenues the make this monumental work come together. The framework of the project, which lasted from 1971 to 1995. The Reichstag building in Berlin was finally wrapped between 24 June to 7 July 1995. It was completely covered with aluminum-vaporized polypropylene fabric. The Reichstag wrapping is one of the most famous works of public art.


Publication date: 1999

Publisher: Taschen

Details: Softcover. 158 pp

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