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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Pratt Institute Sculpture Park, Brooklyn, New York( Princeton Architectural Press )
This sculpture park is part of the Pratt Institute, an art and design school founded in 1887. Each year, 50 works such as "Welcome" (2005), above, by Raphael Zollinger are installed on campus. The garden offers a place for students to relax and study. It also serves as public space, open to area residents.
Info: Pratt Institute Sculpture Garden, 200 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.; (718) 636-3600.