Christo and Jeanne-Claude by Jan Greenberg
Through the Gates and Beyond

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CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE UNWRAPPED

In 1981 two artists -- Christo and Jeanne-Claude -- proposed an installation in New York’s Central Park that would span twenty-three miles. They received a 185-page response from the Parks Department that could have been summed up in one single word: “no.” But they persisted. This biography of contemporary artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude is a story of the power of collaboration, and vision, and of the creation of the spectacular Gates and other renowned artworks.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude is a 2003 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
 

About Jan Greenberg

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Written by the unmistakable Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, two of America’s most prominent writers about art and artists for young readers, Christo and Jeanne-Claude is an absolute inspiration. Jan Greenberg lives in St. Louis, Missouri.  Sandra Jordan lives in New York, New York. Other art-related books by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan include Action Jackson (a Sibert Honor Book), as well as books on Van Gogh, Frank O. Gehry, Andy Warhol, and Chuck Close.
 
Published October 14, 2008 by Roaring Brook Press. 50 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Born on the same day in the same year but on different continents, Christo and Jeanne-Claude met in Paris, and in the nearly five decades since they have beguiled millions of viewers by wrapping buildings and islands, erecting miles-long fences and huge curtains of fabric—and perhaps most impress...

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