Foundation:Art Installations – A Visual Guide

By Jo Phillips

The new book ‘Art Installations – a visual guide’ by ROADS Publishing is out now and is the definite visual guide to the immersive, experiential and iconic art works that have changed how we perceive art today. Art installations have audiences become part of the art work, as they interact with their surroundings. The book features installations like Richard Serra’s maze of 50-foot-long rusted sheets of steel, Ai Weiwei’s 100 million ceramic sunflower seeds, and Yayoi Kusama’s seventy-five flickering LED bulbs reflecting off mirroring walls. Furthermore, it shows that art is not just to be looked at, as audiences have been invited to interact with the different installations. The book moves beyond the four walls of the gallery and celebrates art at its most vivacious, engaging audiences in topics like environment, political corruption and refugee crisis, while enjoying the more playful and absurd qualities of contemporary art. It includes more than 160 images of over 70 art works from around the world and will take the reader on a visual journey through land art, public monuments, and temporary installations. ‘Art Installations’ is the perfect combination for design enthusiasts, photography buffs and curious art lovers. The foreword of the book is by Danielle Krysa who is an artist, writer, designer, creative director and the owner of ‘The Jealous Curator’, a blog dedicated to contemporary art and design.

Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, © 2013
Poetic Cosmos of the Breath, Thomás Saraceno, 2008 © Tomás Saraceno, courtesy of the artist


Art Installations: A Visual Guide by Danielle Krysa is published by Roads, £25, available here.

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