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Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson
Art Library Rare Books Collection N7153.O43 A4 2012 box 10.1

This publication is an experimental space. Rather than a linear narrative, it follows an improvised internal logic. The Chinese scholar's garden was chosen as a spatial model for presenting the works of Olafur Eliasson in book format and for exploring the key philosophical concerns in his artistic practice. The book contains extensive material from a trip undertaken in February 2011 to the Master of Nets Garden and the Lion Grove Garden, two scholar's gardens in Suzhou, China. The journey explored the traditional Chinese scholar's garden as a model for physical movement, for duration, rhythm, and sequencing, and also as inspiration for the present book.