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“Each project is like a slice of our lives, part of something that I will never forget.”
XXL books are a minimum 39 cm (15.4 in.)

Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Updated Edition

Hardcover11.5 x 15.4 in.15.97 lb616 pages200Edition: English, French, German Availability: In Stock
First available as a signed Collector’s Edition designed by Christo himself, this updated XXL edition is the most comprehensive overview of Christo and Jeanne-Claude to date. Hundreds of photographs and drawings trace the couple’s unparalleled oeuvre and offer a glimpse at works in progress like The Abu Dhabi Mastaba and L’Arc de Triomphe Wrapped, Paris.
XXL books are a minimum 39 cm (15.4 in.)
Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Updated Edition

Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Updated Edition


Temporary Projects, Eternal Impressions

Christo and Jeanne-Claude in XXL

Part biography, part critical analysis, part catalogue, this updated edition brings back TASCHEN’s best-selling Collector’s Edition, designed by Christo himself. It spans Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s entire work, from early drawings and family photos to plans for future projects.

Hundreds of photographs and drawings trace the couple’s projects from the past 10 years, including The Floating Piers and The London Mastaba, as well as works in progress such as The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi and L’Arc de Triomphe Wrapped, Paris.

In addition to comprehensive photographic documentation by Wolfgang Volz and an updated introduction by Paul Goldberger, the book features a conversation between the artists and the author. It was the last conversation about their work that Jeanne-Claude had before her passing in 2009. The result is an eloquent homage to Jeanne-Claude and a celebration of the work of two artists whose imagination has affected the landscape of every continent.
The artists

Christo and Jeanne-Claude began their collaboration in 1961, and lived in New York City since 1964. Jeanne-Claude died in 2009; Christo died in 2020. Their large-scale projects include Wrapped Coast, Australia, 1968–69; Valley Curtain, Rifle, Colorado, 1970–72; Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972–76; Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Florida, 1980–83; The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Paris, 1975–85; The Umbrellas, Japan–USA, 1984–91; Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971–95; Wrapped Trees, Riehen, Switzerland, 1997–98; The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979–2005; The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014–16, The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016–18, and L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, Paris, 1961–2021.

The photographer

Wolfgang Volz has worked with Christo and Jeanne-Claude as the exclusive photographer of their works since 1971. He was also project director (with Roland Specker) for Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971–95 and (with Josy Kraft) for Wrapped Trees, Riehen, Switzerland, 1997–98, and was in charge of The Wall – 13,000 Oil Barrels, Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany, 1998–99 and Big Air Package, Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany, 2010–13. His close collaboration has resulted in many books and more than 300 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world.

The author

Paul Goldberger is the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic of The New Yorker, where, since 1997, he has written the "Sky Line" column, and is the author of several books, including Why Architecture Matters (2009) and Christo and Jeanne-Claude (2010, for TASCHEN). He lectures widely on architecture, design, historic preservation and cities, and has taught at both Yale School of Architecture and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Updated Edition
Hardcover29.2 x 39 cm7.25 kg616 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-6699-5

Edition: English, French, German
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16 Ratings


Andras,October 30, 2021
This XXL size is amazing, also the quality of the photographs and images.

A great trip in the art history

Angelo,October 28, 2021
It's an amazing book that gives a thrilling view of the evolution of the art approach in the past 50 years.

Tolle Gesamtübersicht

Stefan,October 27, 2021
Wie immer von TASCHEN: großartiges Buch, großformatiges Buch, Komplettübersicht der Werke, gute Druck- und Papierqualität und natürlich GROßARTIGE Künstler!!

Beautiful !

Vincent,October 27, 2021
Very beautiful overview with lots of lovely pictures - highly recommended !

Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Updated Edition

Henry,October 27, 2021
A great informative book with amazing photographs of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's remarkable works. A visual journey in their art.