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Goldsworthy perceives wood as a symbol of growth, change, and transformation. This vision culminates in a triumphant series of works, reproduced in this book, made in all four seasons on, under, and around a magnificent oak tree near the artist's home in Scotland.
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published October 14th 1996 by Viking (first published 1996)
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Wendy
Dec 22, 2009 Wendy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art-architecture
Goldsworthy is a sculptor, photographer and environmentalist living in Scotland who produces site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings. His art involves the use of natural and found objects, to create both temporary and permanent sculptures which draw out the character of their environment. They are particularly wondrous and beautiful. He explores unfamiliar landscapes, assess how the elements will work for his pieces, and perform what are essentially a set of e ...more
Dovofthegalilee
Mar 04, 2015 Dovofthegalilee rated it it was amazing
Andy's works are generally not found at random at least not for me. Having finally found an affordable copy of this one I savor it over coffee and a well lit room.
Sylvia
Sep 09, 2015 Sylvia rated it it was amazing
Beautiful :)
LemontreeLime
Oct 06, 2009 LemontreeLime rated it really liked it
The first time I ever saw Goldsworthy's art it was in a documentary of him creating it. My first thought was 'hes nuts, what the bleep is he doing??' and then after he was done my second thought was '.....OH!... well i didnt expect that!! its gorgeous but i never in a million years would have thought of that!' This book showcases many of his really fine ideas.
Michele
Jun 28, 2008 Michele rated it it was amazing
Here are 2 small samples of some of Goldsworthy's work ... he only uses available nature: leaves, ice, stones, thorns, saliva ... check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq1Sw3...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA-J-R...

Chris Allan
Jan 27, 2010 Chris Allan rated it really liked it
An excellent book by a hugely talented British artist. His work needs to be photographed as it is supposed to be temporary, sitting in and around in its natural habitat looking effortless and utterly beautiful and poetic.
Terry
May 14, 2008 Terry rated it it was amazing
This gets 10 stars on a scale of 1 to 5. Simply breathtaking. You have to see it to believe it. Next time you're in a bookstore, search this out and feast your eyes.
treehugger
Jan 06, 2008 treehugger rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all nature lovers-slash-art appreciators!
Shelves: art
Wow, this book was awesomely beautiful. This guy is a GENIUS, with a very Buddhist mentality of allowing his art to go right back to nature, from where it came.

Lafcadio
May 28, 2011 Lafcadio rated it really liked it
Makes me want to play in the woods even more than I already do.
Bennett
Sep 11, 2012 Bennett rated it it was amazing
it's Andy Goldsworthy. breathtaking
Jane
Mar 14, 2007 Jane rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who would never say, "my kid coulda made that!"
Shelves: natura
Is this not so beautiful?!!?
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another favorite...
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Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist living in Scotland who produces site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings. His art involves the use of natural and found objects, to create both temporary and permanent sculptures which draw out the character of their environment.
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