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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Greenwood Park and John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines, Iowa( Princeton Architectural Press )
Greenwood Park surrounds the three buildings of the Des Moines Art Center and is particularly suited to large sculptures such as "Nomade," above, by Jaume Plensa. In 2009 a second sculpture park opened at the Downtown Art Center and was named for donors John and Mary Pappajohn.
Info: Des Moines Art Center, 13th Street and Grand Avenue, Des Moines;(515) 277-4405.