The vertical garden at the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris by Patrick Blanc. The garden, a living wall of greenery, covers 800 square meters of the facades of the museum and 150 square meters of the interior walls. A total of 15,000 plants from 150 species throughout the world. Wallflowers, ferns, fuchsias, irises, heuchera and willows growing like…
The Islamic Art Wing exhibition space designed by the French architect Rudy Ricciotti and the Italian architect Mario Bellini, sits under an undulating golden canopy in the middle of the museum’s neo-Classical Visconti Courtyard. The Italian Renaissance hall empty just before closing time.
Isamu Noguchi, ‘Listening to Stone’
Isamu Noguchi was one of the twentieth century’s most important and critically acclaimed sculptors. Through a lifetime of artistic experimentation, he created sculptures, gardens, furniture and lighting designs, ceramics, architecture, and set designs. His work, at once subtle and bold, traditional and modern, set a new standard for the reintegration of the arts. Born…
Andy Goldsworthy, Storm King Wall
The wall was built stone-by-stone upon the remnants of an old farm wall that Goldsworthy found in the woods overlooking Moodna Creek, at Storm King’s eastern boundary. Rising to a maximum height of about five feet, it follows a path the artist chose—winding through a row of trees that grew from seeds to saplings to…