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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Fran and Ray Stark Sculpture Garden and Central Garden, Getty Center, Los Angeles( Princeton Architectural Press )
The outdoor sculpture collection consists of 28 works from the collection of the late movie producer Ray Stark and his wife, Fran. It's at the entrance to the museum and functions as a green space where visitors can relax. Other sculptures, such as "Cardinale Seduto," shown here, by Giacomo Manzu, are sited around the museum grounds.
Info: Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles; (310)440-7300.