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BOOK

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Destination Art By Amy Dempsey.Thames & Hudson, 2006.272pp. £24.95

This book is confused, but still useful. Focusing on creations from the last century that must be seen in situ, and so become 'destinations' - a secular substitute for the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela - its contents are extremely varied.

They include: remote Land Art works (Smithson's Spiral Jetty, De Maria's Lightning Field); sculpture parks (the KröllerMüller Museum); eccentricities (postman Ferdinand Cheval's Palais Ideal); and some examples of early Modern architecture. But while the Rietveld Schröder House gets one of the 50 full entries, Villa Savoye is just a footnote - why so? In its inclusions, its organisation and weighting this book is badly awed, but the texts are better than expected and full details are included for those who wish to visit.

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