Sculpture garden Kröller-Müller Museum
Edited by Toos van Kooten, Marente Bloemheuvel. Text by Gerrie Andela, Antje von Graeventiz, Ester Darley.
Sculpture Garden Kröller-Müller Museum
In association with the Kröller-Müller Museum
With the support of the Bouwfonds Cultuurfonds, the VSB fonds and the Getty Foundation
Sculpture Garden Kröller-Müller MuseumThe sculpture garden of the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands, occupies 25 hectares and is one of the largest in the world. The sculpture garden is of considerable culturalhistorical significance, and alongside the substantial Van Gogh collection it is a mainstay of the Kröller-Müller Museum. In an area of outstanding natural beauty that was acquired by the Kröller family about 100 years ago, the sculpture garden presents a unique overview of 20th-century sculpture from Auguste Rodin to the present day.
This richly illustrated publication traces the history of the many fascinating acquisitions for the sculpture garden. It reveals the background to works of art that were often designed for a specific spot in the garden in an interplay with nature and were realized in situ by the artists. Ample consideration is given to the design of the landscape itself and the various extensions to the grounds, each unique in character, to the recent vision of West 8 landscape architects for the sculpture garden, and to the renowned sculpture pavilions by Gerrit Rietveld and Aldo van Eyck. The international context and the future of the sculpture garden are also discussed in detail.
The volume includes a catalogue that documents all the works in detail for readers who wish to study the sculptures individually, often presenting previously unpublished material from the museum archives. With sculptures by Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Richard Serra, Mario Merz, Ulrich Rückriem, Jean Dubuffet, Claes Oldenburg, Dan Flavin, Dan Graham, Atelier Van Lieshout, Tom Claassen, Chen Zhen, and many others.
Design: Studio Anthon Beeke, Illustrated (colour), Hardback, 368 pages, Size: 24.5 x 28.0 cm
English edition, ISBN 978-90-5662-585-6, € 52.50
Dutch edition, ISBN 978-90-5662-582-5
Bron: NAi Publishers, Rotterdam