Booklist, Starred review
"This book, chronicling both The Gates as well as the artists’ other projects, is as thoughtful, eye-opening, and meticulous as the work it celebrates...Working in tandem are beautifully reproduced photographs (including a fabulous fold-out) that chronicles other grand projects, past and future. Solid back matter complements a stunningly designed book that can’t help but excite readers about art."
Kirkus Reviews, Starred review
"In an immoderately engaging profile of arguably the most visible and widely known public artists alive today, Greenberg and Jordan retrace the duo’s career and capture a sense of the wonder that their large-scale projects evoke....Based largely on interviews with the artists, this perceptive study is illustrated with big, eye-filling color photos—capped by a terrific foldout view of Christo at work in his shabby (last painted in 1964), cluttered New York studio. Quoting Jeanne-Claude’s provocative “It has no purpose. It is not a symbol. It is not a message,” the authors challenge readers/viewers in simple but never simplistic language to think long thoughts about the nature of art and their own personal responses to it."