Daan Roosegaarde (Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series)
The first monograph on the indefatigable explorer of relationships between people, technology, and environmental issues
Dutch artist, Daan Roosegaarde, is one of the most innovative artists to emerge in the past decade. His sculptures and installations, made in collaboration with a team of engineers and designers, aim to create better conditions in cities and to make difficult areas habitable again, by rethinking processes and upgrading urban structures.
At the core of Roosegaarde's practice is schoonheid, a Dutch word that stands both for 'clean-ness' and 'beauty.' It is this that has informed some of his most popular public projects, including Waterlicht (a virtual flood that shows the force of water); Smog Free Project (a large outdoor air purifier that turns smog into jewelry), and Smart Highway (an interactive road that charges throughout the day and glows at night).
Praise for Daan Roosegaarde (Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series)
"Roosegaarde lives up to all the hype. Anyone who cares about contemporary art needs to know Roosegaarde. Phaidon's book is a fabulous introduction to him."—Art & Object
"Limitless imagination... Installations that clear the air, light waves that reflect upon rising sea levels, a net that cleans up space junk: this is the work of Daan Roosegaarde."—Aesthetica magazine