The Snow Show

The Snow Show

The Snow Show


Thames and Hudson Ltd

    Lance Fung


    PLC (no jacket)


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Seventeen collaborations in snow and ice between international architects and artists, The Snow Show took place in early 2004 in a remote area of Finnish Lapland.A short introduction by curator Lance Fung explains the history and ideas behind this exceptional event and the individual artworks.This is followed by a lavish 144-page full-colour portfolio of the finished projects, ranging from room-sized cylindrical ice-block lanterns to an 81-metre-square mosaic of frozen designer waters and an amphitheatre made from snow.The artworks are ordered by construction technique: compacted snow, cast ice, harvested ice and experimental processes. Printing on a different stock in two icy colours, the remaining 64 pages explain the techniques used to make each structure, with project descriptions written by the artists and architects themselves.With exquisite photography, detailed plans and sketches, the book is a celebration of overcoming nature s harshest conditions with ingenuity, elegance and beauty.


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