Title: Millennium Bookball
Artist(s): George W. Hart
Other Collaborators: Photograph by Gil Amiaga
Year of Creation: 1999
Medium: Wood with gold leaf, bronze, and internal structural steel
Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD): 5 ft. in diameter
Description: A suspended geometric construction of 60 carved wooden "books" with bronze connecting rings. Book titles in gold leaf were selected via ballot by library patrons as the "best books of the century." The form is based on a rhombic triacontahedron.
Markings/Inscriptions: A complete listing of the 60 book titles (and authors) included can be found at http://www.georgehart.com/sculpture/bookball.html.
Street/Site Location: Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Ave.
Owner/Administrator: Northport Public Library