Christo and Jeanne-Claude have created some of the most visually breathtaking works of the 20th century. From early wrapped objects to monumental outdoor projects such as The Umbrellas Japan-U.S.A., 1984-91 and Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971-95, ...
the Christos have used fabricwrapped, draped, and folded over, around, and through natural and constructed formsto transcend the traditional boundaries of painting, drawing, sculpture, and architecture. This stunning volume spanning the Christos' remarkable 40-year career accompanies an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art of works from the collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, whose relationship with the artists dates to 1971. The wonderful breadth of works presented in color and discussed here include several early packages, preparatory drawings, models for large-scale public works in urban and rural sites, and photographs of the completed projects.