A lavish and thorough look at a large-scale work of landscape art, produced by one of the world’s greatest living artists. Olafur Eliasson lives and works in Copenhagen and Berlin. His Berlin studio, established in 1995, consists of about 90 craftsmen, architects and art historians. Landscape architect Günther Vogt develops projects with some 40 employees in his offices in Zurich, London and Berlin. Contributors include geologist Minik Rosing, and Danish novelist Josefine Klougart, with photographs by Iwan Baan, Annabel Elston and Casper Sejersen.
c. 100 illustrations 29.0 x 29.0 cm 144pp hardback ISBN 978 0 500 239599 February £75.00
Your Glacial Expectations Olafur Eliasson and Günther Vogt With a literary contribution by Josefine Klougart 10
One of the most ambitious creative minds of his generation, Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson has produced a dizzying spectrum of work around the world. Best known for his large-scale public works in a wide range of settings, from museums to gardens, his constant inventiveness and social concerns have entranced huge numbers of people. For Your Glacial Expectations, created in 2012 for the headquarters of the Danish textile company Kvadrat, he joined forces with renowned landscape architect Günther Vogt, whose design process is led by an active inquiry into the fascinating workings of the natural world. The book focuses on a single artwork situated across a large site in Eliasson’s home country. As can still be seen in the topography and geology of Denmark, the landscape was formed by the glaciers hinted at in the book’s title. Five mirrors, ranging from a perfect circle to elongated ellipses, reflect the changing sky above and the contemplator’s own gaze, as if in the surfaces of glacial pools. Captured over the course of four seasons, this book offers a highly detailed insight into a singular landscape. Eliasson and Vogt have created a unique space seen by few, documenting the work through photographs, essays and collaborators who render the poetic power of the project through their images and words. Designed by Graphic Thought Facility and Peter Saville, and exquisitely produced and packaged in a limited quantity, this very special volume is a gift to collectors, bibliophiles and all those seeking new perspectives on one of the world’s leading artists.
978 0 500 343135 £60.00 hb
‘A magnificent document of Eliasson’s work’ i-D ‘Exquisite’ ANother Magazine