Summer trips: Guidebook takes you to America's sculpture gardens
Art and nature lovers planning a summer trip might want to check out the new "Art Parks" by Francesca Cigola (Princeton Architectural Press, 2013) for itinerary ideas. The volume is the first comprehensive guide to America's outdoor art spaces and features 57 locations, from snug urban settings in New York to a Chicago rooftop to rolling countryside in Northern California. Each sculpture garden or park is described in detail and includes a list of artists whose work is featured. The guide is organized according to theme ("Leisure Spaces," "Learning Spaces" and "Collectors Spaces"), supplemented by maps and an appendix covering 46 more sculpture parks.
— Anne Harnagel
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Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York( Princeton Architectural Press / June 25, 2013 )
Sculptor Mark di Suvero founded this experimental alternative park in 1986 on a piece of abandoned land on the East River across from Manhattan. The former industrial site now serves as an event and meeting space for young artists. More than 50 exhibits have been organized here to display large-scale works such as Alissa Neglia's "Lace," from 1998.
Info: Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, N.Y.; (718) 956-1819.