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Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature
Andy Goldsworthy
0810933519
September 1990
Hardcover
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Book Review
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.

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Wood
Andy Goldsworthy
0810939924
September 1996
Hardcover
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Passage
Andy Goldsworthy
0810955865
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
To achieve the quiet beauty of his art, Andy Goldsworthy spends long hours in rough weather, engaged in a tug-of-war with nature. He wrestles heavy stones on top of one another to form tall, egg-shaped landmarks known as cairns. He painstakingly covers fallen logs with bright golden bands of Dutch elm leaves—a last hurrah for a proud species decimated by disease. He pulverizes white chalk to lay a long, wandering path in the woods that gleams in the moonlight. Works like these are as much about the transience of life as they are about a sense of place and the pleasures of color, light and form. In Passage, the British artist's latest book, he once again provides diary excerpts that chronicle his daily successes and failures. The lush color photographs he takes to document peak moments of the birth, glory and decay of...


Stone Andy Goldsworthy
Andy Goldsworthy
0810938472
March 1994
Hardcover
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Hand to Earth: Andy Goldsworthy
Terry Friedman
0810991802
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Now available in paperback, this retrospective book covering the work of Andy Goldsworthy from 1976 to 1990 remains one of the most comprehensive publications on the acclaimed artist. With nearly 200 illustrations featuring early examples of his ephemeral works made of leaves, stalks, sand, and snow, Hand to Earth offers fascinating insights into the ways in which Goldsworthy creates his unique and highly personal artworks. AUTHOR BIO:


Midsummer Snowballs
Andy Goldsworthy
0810906244
Nov 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
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...


Wall
Andy Goldsworthy
0810945592
May 2000
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This well-nigh perfect art catalog was produced to record the building of an immense drystone wall at the Storm King Art Center, a sculpture park in New York state. This beautifully photographed and printed book provides excellent insight into the thought processes and working methods used by British artist Goldsworthy to produce his permanent works of stone and wood as well as his ephemeral works of leaves and water. Context is provided by photographs of his other works and the artist's commentary on working in the different landscapes of Scotland, England, and the United States. By examining the completion of this specific commission, the clear and thoughtful essay by critic Kenneth Baker that opens the book, combined with serial photographs of exceptional clarity and the elegant book design, gives the reader a...


Arch
Andy Goldsworthy
0810919931
May 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
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...


Teaching Students with Special
Andy Belson Goldsworthy
0810843293
September 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
The inclusive schools movement has been around since the mid 1980s, yet many teachers find themselves ill-equipped to make the transition. This superb book offers information, guidance, and training ranging from background information about the inclusion movement to recommended activities to use with students.


Extreme Sites - The Greening of Brownfield
Deborah Gans (Editor)
0470867094
May 2004
Paperback
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Review
“…a considerable amount to interest anyone yearning to see imaginative design placed at the heart of contaminated land redevelopment…” (Contaminated Land Management, June 04)

Book Description
Tackling a hot green architectural topic – brownfield sites – this title asks the essential question: how should urban and post-industrial sites best be rehabilitated to balance ecological and human needs?

This issue of AD is devoted to what planners refer to as ‘brownfields’. These are often sites made toxic through a recipe of urbanism and industry, from our great water thoroughfares to our landfills. They are often the only sites available to us for planning consideration.

The book examines the conflict between...



Stone Songs Trail of Tears: The Journey of an Installation
Pat Musick
1557288003
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
In March 2002, artist Pat Musick, her husband, Jerry Carr, and historian Bill Woodiel set out to commemorate a portion of the great and tragic Trail of Tears. On the Trail of Tears, the Cherokees, among other American Indian tribes, were forced to migrate westward, leaving their homelands for the unknown. Following the tradition of Christo, and inspired by installation artist Andy Goldsworthy, Musick and her crew created an art installation. It is an eye-catching piece of art featuring five yokes that combine oak, wood, steel, and native Ozark sandstone, designed to represent the struggle of those who took the brutal journey. The installation traveled to twenty-two stops along the Benge Route across nothern Arkansas, the actual route taken by some of the Cherokees in 1838. Musick and her crew moved the installation...


Time
Terry Friedman
0810944820
Nov 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
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...


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