White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes

Book cover with overlapping images and text White Cube Green Maze

Spanning four continents and six countries, this book introduces “new art landscapes” that fuse architecture, found structures, environmentalism, and artistic experimentation. Through words and pictures, readers explore six institutions—Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, USA; Stiftung Hombroich, near Neuss, Germany; Benesse Art Site, Naoshima, Japan; Instituto Inhotim, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Jardín Botánico de Culiacán, Mexico; and Grand Traiano Art Complex, Grottaferrata, Italy—dedicated to the experience of culture and nature. Integrating vegetation and nonlinear sequences of spaces, the sites offer multiple experiences enticing the visitor to circulate between and within buildings. Architects under consideration include such established masters as Tadao Ando and Álvaro Siza Vieira as well as emerging practices such as Tatiana Bilbao and Johnston Marklee.

Edited by Raymund Ryan, with photographs by Iwan Baan and texts by Brian O’Doherty and Marc Treib. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, September 22, 2012 to January 13, 2013.

2012; hardcover; 120 pages; available from University of California Press; ISBN 978-0-520-27440-2