Princeton has the distinction of having Louise Nevelson's first monumental outdoor sculpture in Cort-Ten steel. Atmosphere and Environment X relies on light and shadow to give depth to the surface's geometry, which appears lacy and weightless or bold and structured according to the play of natural light.
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