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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Chicago, Illinois, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal2000-2004 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorPlensa, Jaumeen_US
dc.date2000-2004en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-27T15:21:55Z
dc.date.available2013-02-27T15:21:55Z
dc.date.issued2000-2004en_US
dc.identifier196946en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 1581en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/104454
dc.descriptionView of the north tower, depicting detail of face; Crown Fountain, named in honor of Chicago's Crown family, was designed by Catalan conceptual artist Jaume Plensa, and is the first of its kind in the world. Transparent glass block bricks are used to build two 50-foot (15 m) towers standing at either end of a long, black granite plaza submerged under an eighth of an inch layer of water. Behind the glass bricks are high-tech LED video screens. When the screens are illuminated they show the faces of nearly a thousand individual Chicagoans, which showcases the vast diversity of the city. Playing on the theme of historical fountains based around gargoyles with water coming through the open mouth of the creature, each video includes specific moments where the person purses his or her lips and water spouts from a point in the display, such that it appears as if the person is spitting the water out. This happens roughly every five minutes, and there is also a continuous stream of water that cascades over the images. [The water is on from mid-spring through mid-fall each year (weather permitting,) while the images remain on year-round.] Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 7/12/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumglass block; LED video screensen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectportraitsen_US
dc.subjectFountainsen_US
dc.subjectparks (recreation areas)en_US
dc.subjecttowersen_US
dc.subjectwaterfallen_US
dc.subjectwaterspouten_US
dc.subjectfacesen_US
dc.subjectwading poolen_US
dc.subjectTwenty-first centuryen_US
dc.titleCrown Fountainen_US
dc.title.alternativeMillennium Park: Crown Fountainen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode2A2-US-CH-MP-3-B4en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling) photographyen_US
vra.worktypefountainen_US
vra.worktypesculpture (visual work)en_US
dc.contributor.displayJaume Plensa (Spanish artist, born 1955)en_US


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