The Time Is Now:
Public Art of the Sustainable City
Land Art Generator Initiative


Editors: Robert Ferry, Elizabeth Monoian, Rachel Koh
Designer: Page One Publishing

Hardcover: 240 pages

Publisher: Page One Publishing, 2012

Language: English

ISBN-10: 9814286753

ISBN-13: 978-9814286756

In 2010, the Land Art Generator held its first international design competition to explore the various facets of renewable energy’s beauty. Artists, architects, engineers, and scientists from around the world worked together to design power plants that would function not only as infrastructure for clean energy production, but also as conceptually powerful works of art for the United Arab Emirates. This book presents the best of the entries, the winners of which were chosen by an international jury. The aim is to actualize public art that fulfills its societal role while pushing the boundaries of technology—progress at peace with the natural world.


Essays by:
Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian
Beth Carruthers
Michiel van Raaij
Prof. Reuben S. Andrews

Foreword by:
Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar