Sculptures of Jeddah

Chris Dercon

 
Publication date:
May 2015
Publisher :
Booth-Clibborn Editions
Language:
English
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781861543387

Dimensions : 320 X 250 mm
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£40.00

Overview
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40 years ago, Jeddah mayor Mohamed Said Farsi transformed his city through an urban development scheme that placed contemporary art at its core. This was public art on a grand scale, designed 'to bring delight to the citizen, to give a sense of wonder and stir a sense of history'. Works were commissioned from the world's greatest sculptors and this book documents the restoration and relocation of some 26 major works to a new Open Air Museum. It allows the world a unique glimpse into a city not easily visited and shows Saudi Arabia as a place of vision and innovation in art.