Niki de Saint Phalle and the Tarot Garden (Hardcover)

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By Jill Johnston (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Marella Caracciolo Chia (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Giulio Pietromarchi (Photographer)
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Inspired by Antoni Gaud 's Parc G ell in Barcelona and the Mannerist park Sacro Bosco in Bomarzo, Niki de Saint Phalle, together with her partner Jean Tinguely, created her sculpture park in Garavicchio, in the southern-most part of Tuscany. In this vast garden, the 22 cards of the tarot's Major Arcana are represented in the form of enormous sculptures, 12 to 15 meters high, made of painted polyester and reinforced concrete, covered with mirrors, mosacis, multicoloured ceramics and Murano glass. This enchanted world was, for her, the ultimate achievement of her oeuvre, its culmination. The volume consists of text written by Saint Phalle herself and explaining her thoughts and intentions as well as photos of all sculptures.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783716515372
ISBN-10: 371651537X
Publisher: Benteli Verlags
Publication Date: May 16th, 2010
Pages: 255
Language: English