Through the years, a wider variety of areas has spread out all over the world for the making and demonstrate of artwork past the gallery. This e-book considers quite a few site-specific artistic endeavors across the world situated in nations starting from China to France, to discover the relationships among site-specific paintings and house set inside its globalising contexts.
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