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by Andy Goldsworthy
Hardcover from Harry N Abrams
Hand to Earth
Hand to Earth
by Andy Goldsworthy, Terry Friedman
Paperback from Harry N Abrams
by Andy Goldsworthy
Here is an arresting look at art that uses slate, limestone, river boulders, sand, mud and clay--all created by young Scottish artist Goldsworthy. Stone reflects the artist's increasingly strong conviction that the places in which he works are as essential a part of his art as that which he creates. 130 full-color photographs. Ingram
Hardcover: 120 pages
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810938472;
by Andy Goldsworthy
Whether measured in minutes or eons, time is a good friend of British artist Andy Goldsworthy's. He spends long, solitary days outdoors in all kinds of weather, doing things like piecing together many, many yellow leaves to create a brilliant band of color at a river's edge in upstate New York or stacking small pieces of ice on the Nova Scotia coast to build a sculpture in the compact shape of an ancient stone monument. Threatened by a strong gust of wind, the incoming tide, or a sudden rise in temperature, these are fugitive works comfortably in synch with the natural rhythms of growth and decay.

Other works of his are longer-lasting. In walls made of stacked stones with hollowed-out oval "chambers" the size of his body--which he began building in 1999 in Lancashire, England--Goldsworthy makes reference not only to the shapes of graves in a nearby church but also to his personal history in the region and the enduring qualities of a rugged landscape.

Goldsworthy is the rare artist who can describe what he does in simple, concrete terms that nonetheless reveal his larger vision. Time is a very satisfying collection of 500 photographs, nearly all taken by him, that document the creation and subsequent mutations of his work. These evocative images are illuminated by excerpts from the diaries he kept as he created five projects in Europe and North America in the '90s. He discusses what it's like to explore an unfamiliar landscape, assess how the elements will work for and against him, and perform what are essentially a set of experiments. Success means making work that is, as he writes, "completely welded to its site." --Cathy Curtis -
Hardcover: 192 pages
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810944820; (November 1, )

Wall : At Storm King
by Andy Goldsworthy, et al
British artist Andy Goldsworthy, known for creating art outdoors and from natural materials, has now built a 2,278-foot stone wall at Storm King Art Center, a sculpture park on the Hudson River in Mountainville, New York. This sensitive and detailed response to the land - former farmland in an area once rich in stone walls - is one of his most impressive and important permanent artworks. This new work starts by closely following the foundations of an old, dilapidated wall and then makes a series of increasingly voluptuous arabesques before plunging down into a lake. It rises again on the other side and heads straight up a grassy slope to stop dead at a major highway. The book's stunning color photographs show the wall from every vantage point and in all four seasons, as well as documenting ephemeral work made around it. Kenneth Baker's essay considers the Storm King wall in the context of Goldsworthy's other work. The Publisher.
Hardcover: 96 pages
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810945592;

by Andy Goldsworthy, David Craig

Tour the English countryside with artist Andy Goldsworthy and writer David Craig, as they trace an ancient drover's route from the sheep pastures of Thornhill, Scotland, to the old market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, England. Goldsworthy, whose natural sculptures are often made up of collections of carefully arranged rocks, has created a self-supporting arch that is assembled with about 30 stones and no mortar. As he and Craig travel the British countryside, they set up and photograph the red sandstone arch in a wide variety of locations. Some sites have changed little over the centuries--on a number of occasions they erect the sculpture in original sheep folds (corrals). In other cases, the arch marks the changing landscape, as in Shap, Cumbria, where it was assembled on a sidewalk across from a relatively new school building.

Documenting this exploration, Arch includes 35 beautiful photographs as well as a poetic day journal written by Craig describing the journey. Looking at the different sites where the arch stood and reading Craig's insight into the geography and history of the land provides a unique opportunity for readers to experience Goldsworthy's work and England's natural history in one sitting. --Loren E. Baldwin -
Hardcover: 80 pages
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810919931;

by Andy Goldsworthy, Steve Chettle (Introduction)
Hardcover: 166 pages
Michael Hue Williams Fine Art; ISBN: 1900829010; (October )
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Midsummer Snowballs
by Andy Goldsworthy, Judith Collins (Introduction)

Throughout time artists have been making art about the landscape. In Midsummer Snowballs, Scottish artist Andy Goldsworthy makes art from the landscape and dramatically unleashes it upon the city. Over the winter months in Scotland, Goldsworthy assembled 13 enormous one-ton snowballs and placed them in cold storage. One summer night, he released them onto the streets of London's financial district. Londoners awoke to startling winter sculptures on their sunny sidewalks. The snowballs were filled with a variety of elements, from feathers, seeds, and pinecones to rusted metal. The element of surprise continued as the warm summer air melted the sculptures and slowly revealed their insides to the passing public. Goldsworthy, whose career has been focused on making art in nature, creates beautiful and meaningful moments with these snow pieces. The sculptures highlight each viewer's relationship to public art, from hostility to wonder, as well as the connection between the city and the countryside. The book includes a straightforward, diary-like essay on the workings of the entire project, setbacks and all. With 280 full color photographs, it is a truly lovely and inspiring book. --J.P. Cohen -
Hardcover: 144 pages
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810906244; (November )
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Hand to Earth : Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture 1976-1990
by Andy Goldsworthy (Editor), Terry Friedman (Editor)
(Hardcover - September 1993)
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Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature
by Andy Goldsworthy

Scottish artist Andy Goldsworthy uses a seemingly infinite array of purely natural materials, from snow and ice to leaves, stone, and twigs in the creation of his one-of-a-kind sculptures. Unlike such artists as Christo and Michael Hiezer, whose works leave definite marks on the landscape, Goldsworthy's approach is to interrupt, shape, or in some other way temporarily alter or work with nature to produce his fragile, mutable pieces. To create "Broken Icicle," for example, Goldsworthy was only able to work on the sculpture in the early morning, when temperatures were below freezing. As with most of his works, ultimately, the materials used to create this piece returned to their natural state, leaving no trace of the artwork's existence save for the stunning photos in this book. -
Hardcover: Harry N Abrams
ISBN: 0810933519; (September 1990)
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by Andy Goldsworthy, Terry Friedman (Introduction)
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For British artist Andy Goldsworthy, wood evokes ideas for growth, perpetual change, and transformation. In Wood, he works with leaves, bark, branches, ice, boulders, and sand. The artist's photographs, superbly reproduced here, capture the moment at which each work came alive for him--through a particular quality of light, a precise stage in melting, or the blowing of the wind. 150 color photos. Ingram
Hardcover: 115 pages
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810939924;

Touching North
by Andy Goldsworthy
(Hardcover - June 1988)
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Black Stones Red Pools : Dumfriesshire Winter 1994-5
by Andy Goldsworthy
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The Art of Andy Goldsworthy
by William Malpas
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