Description - Chateau La Coste: Art and Architecture in Provence by Robert Adams Ivy

Chateau La Coste, near Aix-en-Provence, is a unique property that features sculptural artworks by leading contemporary artists alongside works by some of the world's best-known architects, all within the grounds of a working organic vineyard. Since 2002 the estate, which occupies an ancient site, has been transformed into a remarkable plein-air museum, and the number of installations – most created in situ, especially for this location – grows every year. In this stunning new book, Robert Ivy and Alistair Hicks explore each work of architecture and art installation in depth. Their insightful commentaries are accompanied by specially commissioned images by the acclaimed architectural photographer Alan Karchmer. Following an introduction that details the conception and creation of the property by its owner, Patrick McKillen, the book takes the form of an extensive tour, so that the reader is able to experience Chateau La Coste as a visitor would. By way of conclusion, the authors consider the ever-increasing exhibition programme and exciting future projects. Throughout the book's pages, the reader is transported to idyllic Provence, to this enthralling collection of modern and contemporary art and architecture. AUTHOR: Robert Ivy, FAIA, is an author, editor and architect, and currently serves as CEO of the American Institute of Architects. SELLING POINTS: . The first in-depth survey of the art and architecture at Chateau La Coste, a unique destination with site-specific installations . Includes works by such distinguished artists and architects as Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin, Frank Gehry, Kengo Kuma, Jean Nouvel, Renzo Piano, Sean Scully and Richard Serra . With forewords by Tadao Ando and Ai Weiwei, who have both created projects at Chateau La Coste 180 colour illustrations. 1 map

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