The history of the sculpture garden

More than forty years since the opening in 1961, the time has come to discuss the history of the sculpture garden. Apart from the Van Gogh collection, the sculpture garden is the most important pillar of the Kröller-Müller Museum. Up until 2007, no publications exist of the sculpture garden. For some time we have wished to publish a book that discusses in detail the fascinating history of this part of the collection, which begins the moment the Kröllers acquired land on the Veluwe, and which ends with the most recent developments in the synergy of art, nature and architecture, characteristic of the Kröller-Müller Museum. The object of this project was a catalogue in the form of a richly illustrated and well documented book, that inspires and informs the public about the many exceptional aspects and backgrounds of this extraordinary collection.

288 pages, 400 sculptures, 20 maps, 3 in-depth essays about the history, the meaning, and the future of the sculpture garden, 150 artist extensively discussed in word and image. A Dutch and English edition was published in 2007.

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Project coordination: Toos van Kooten, Marente Bloemheuvel
Duration: May 3, 2006 - Dec 3, 2007