Chihuly Workshop and Abrams Books announce the release of their latest collaboration, Chihuly and Architecture
. The large-format publication is available now online, at select bookstores, distributors, museum shops, boutiques, galleries, and Chihuly.com
In commemoration of the artist's milestone 80th birthday later this year, Chihuly and Architecture celebrates 4 decades of Dale Chihulys spectacular sitespecific glass installations are captured in this book examining architectural commissions, temporary art installations, and museum exhibitions. An exploration of entire rooms and galleries, glasshouses and castles, and travels from the canals of Venice to the Citadel in the Old City of Jerusalem, the book provides rare insight into Chihulys inspiration and global footprint.
The essayist, Eleanor Heartney, is a New Yorkbased art critic and author of numerous books and articles about contemporary art. Her work has appeared in ARTnews, Art in America, the Washington Post and the New York Times.
Whether rippling like sheets of frozen water, enclosing space in a perfect sphere, or reaching out like the fingers of a fantastic sea creature, his luminous sculptures are breathtakingly beautiful. [
] By grouping them in gardens, plazas, train stations, canals, and architectural masterpieces, Chihuly has also changed the face of public art. excerpt from the essay by renowned art critic Eleanor Heartney
Dale Chihuly is an American artist noted for revolutionizing the studio glass movement and elevating perceptions of the glass medium. His work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide, and his major exhibitions include Chihuly Over Venice (1995-96); Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem (1999); de Young Museum in San Francisco (2008); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2011); Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada (2013); Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada (2016); Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas (2017); Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands (2018); and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, U.K (2019). Chihuly Garden and Glass, a long-term exhibition located at the Seattle Center, opened in 2012.