Amazing Art Adventures
Around the world in 400 immersive experiences
by Yolanda Zappaterra
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 6 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 27 Jul 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – White Lion, Frances Lincoln
Amazing Art Adventures offers us art and culture as an experience both within and beyond the gallery, opening a door to unexpected adventures
- art fairs, festivals, installations, art trails, galleries, art islands, monuments, sculpture parks and museums.
Aimed at all of us who travel to learn about new places and cultures, the book gathers together hundreds of unforgettable art experiences around the world, acting as an inspirational travel guide for anyone interested in art. From the Lightning Field in New Mexico to an art island in Japan, expert guide Yolanda Zappaterra leads us on a comprehensive, worldwide tour of bucket list destinations for every season.
Divided into sections by continent, the book is a thrilling cultural journey, an insider’s guide to the visual arts that suggests different ways to experience art beyond the usual galleries and institutions, leads readers to art in unusual places, creates trails that will give insights into the lives of famous artists as well as putting the spotlight on more interesting and unknown works in well known museums.
Through more than 400 entries, plus photographs and maps, the book expands our understanding and appreciation of the world’s art in exciting new ways. Uncover a Chagall masterpiece in a tiny Kentish churchFollow a land art map of North America from the Spiral Jetty and Lightning Fields to Seven Magic Mountains and the Star AxisTrip the light fantastic at the Atelier des Lumières in ParisDelight in the sinuous curves of Oscar Niemeyer’s MAC in Rio de JaneiroLay your head in a very arty bed at the aha Shakaland Hotel & Zulu Cultural VillageBe dazzled by recycled ceramics at the Rock Garden of Chandigarh in northern IndiaExercise body and mind with a walk along London’s Art LineBe blown away by Tacoma’s Museum of GlassTrek into the Brazilian rainforest for art in the jungle at the Inhotim Art MuseumSample big cheeses in Switzerland at Art BaselCross the Seto Inland Sea to land at the art island of Naoshima in JapanWalk among the gods and monsters of Niki de Saint Phalle’s Tuscan Tarot GardenCommune with a unicorn at the Met Cloisters in New YorkSee the seeds of Africa’s future art scene in a former grain silo at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art in Cape TownEnter a field of light in Uluru, Australia
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 10 members
Perfect book to use when planning itineraries to include some art treasures and sculptures on your travels around the world. Some familiar locations and galleries but also some lesser known and possibly more likely to get missed. Well researched and I have actually been to a few of the authors choices, lots more on my list now. If you like art and travel then you will love this book and refer to it for years to come. Thank you #NetGalley for the copy to review.
3.5 stars rounded up. Amazing Art Adventures provides an overview of 400 arty experiences from around the world. The book is divided into sections by continent and includes locations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania, though the largest section by far is Europe. Each page of the book has a couple different locations, some with accompanying photos and some without. I do wish that more of the locations had images included. As I was reading I found that I read the full captions for the locations with photos and skimmed the ones without, so I wish there had been more photos. I was pleasantly surprised at how many of the U.S. and European locations I have been to. It made me feel cultured and well traveled. There were a couple place I’ve been, like The Vigeland Park in Oslo, that I was surprised did not make the cut. I was thrilled to see that the Spiral Jetty received a page unto itself (I’m a Utah girl and live a couple hours from the jetty). The book added a couple places like the Rothko Chapel in Houston to my bucket list and reiterated my need to visit a few places like the Picasso Museum in Malaga. Overall the book would be a fun coffee table book, but it would be extremely difficult to plan a vacation with it as your guide. Thank you to NetGalley, Quatro Publishing Group, and Frances Lincoln for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. (Instagram post coming June 23, 2021 around 6 PM MT
Amazing Art Adventures by: Yolanda Zappaterra Quarto Publishing Group - White Lion Frances Lincoln For seasoned travelers and art lovers, as well as those who are new to art appreciation, Amazing Art Adventures is soul stirring with its gorgeous photos and lovely descriptions. Zappaterra takes us on a journey of discovery around the world as she showcases art in all formats and styles on all continents. She provides details on locations, websites, artists, history, and geography, along with stunning pictures of artistic treasures. In addition to being a captivating and visually enlightening read, this book would be a lovely gift and beautiful addition to anyone's library or favorite room. I hope that I can visit some of the museums, galleries, natural areas that are featured. I plan to spend more time in each of these chapters as I dream of where I want to go to see the artistic beauty around the world. I feel drawn to the outdoor sculptures, as this is an area I'm interested in learning more about. Art tours by boat, bus and foot are included in this diverse collection. Join guide Zappaterra and be immersed into beauty, culture and diversity though her amazing adventures in art. Thank you to Net Galley and Quarto Publishing Group - White Lion and Frances Lincoln for the Advanced Reader's Copy and the opportunity to provide an unbiased review. #AmazingArtAdventures #NetGalley
A book that anyone who enjoys art and travelling will be glad to read it. It presents art from around the world in different forms some traditional and some not so traditional. I loved to travel around the world through this book and discover new forms of art.