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In his first major book in four years, internationally acclaimed artist Andy Goldsworthy presents a wealth of new work informed by the passage of time. Goldsworthy, who works with stone, leaves, grass, branches, snow, and other natural materials to create intensely personal artworks, uses time almost as a medium in his art: on a snow-covered Scottish hillside a huge rectan ...more
Hardcover, 206 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by Harry N. Abrams (first published August 2000)
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Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: environment
Goldsworthy is an eloquent and generous artist, offering rich insights into his evolving philosophical approach and inspiring contemplative practice. Both the work, and the commentary, develop out of the artist's reflective experience of working with and exploring materials. Thus, it has an extremely broad appeal, conceptually, aesthetically and in terms of skill and mastery. It will be particularly of use to those interested in Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetics, and in ecology and the environment.

Brian Walker
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography, art
Ever since seeing Goldsworthy's YouTube video "Rivers and Tides" I have been a fan of his environmental art. I particularly love his ephemeral work. Watching him struggle to create the art and then letting it go to decay or be changed by gravity, wind, rain, or human intervention is fascinating to me. In "Time" he seems to put it out there how often the piece fails or collapses or a force of nature wouldn't let the work be completed. I loved a passage he wrote about working on Cornell University ...more
Feb 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
One of my all-time favorite artists. I've seen his images but this book also includes selections from his working journals and a ton of insight into his process. Completely fascinating for someone who is pondering life as a ful-time artist. Although I am not a visual artist, I think the lessons learned are transferrable. What most affected me was Goldsworthy's dedication to making work every day. This means he will sometimes do something he cals a "touch" which can literally be no more than a sw ...more
Dec 22, 2009 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
Apr 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art, biography
This book is part photo journal, part diary, part inspiration and part process. Andy Goldsworthy describes what he does, what he hopes to achieve, how sometimes things just don't work out and how sometimes things come together better than he had hoped. He provides photos of his work, much of which isn't made to last, and includes photos of his work as it falls to ruin or decomposes or melts. This artist uses natural materials to make things both indoors and out. He shows how he's dedicated to hi ...more
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art
For those unfamiliar with Goldsworthy's art, familiarize yourself. The journal entries brilliantly complement their photographs of ephemeral and permanent work (Who's to say they are not all permanent or all ephemeral?). I continually wished to step into the photographs and experience the work fully, but alas, they only tantalize.

"Time" features a fundamental theme in Goldsworthy's oeuvre at a time when he feels it most, at the turn of the millennium. That tick from 1999 to 2000 may be arbitrary
Andy Goldsworthy plays with time, space and nature. Married with four beautiful kids, he, nonetheless, prefers time alone in nature. This art book documents his work up to 2000. ... Pairs well with "Andy Goldsworthy, Rivers and Tides: Working with Time," released in 2001: ... The screening of that film at an indie/art-film house twelve years ago introduced me to Andy Goldsworthy and his fascinating work with the ephemeral.

His ephemeral works often disappe
Connie D
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Andy Goldsworthy is an amazing artist; Time is an absolutely appropriate title for this because all his creations disintegrate/blow away/float away/evaporate/melt with time. I love how Goldsworthy goes to a location, discovers materials on the scene, and attaches rocks, clay, sticks, and leaves together into gorgeous but extremely temporal images. All his creations are so connected to passing time, light, change, and nature.

The text is quite detailed concerning the process of creating his art, w
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another book by Andy Goldsworthy. I can look though his books for hours. This one is called TIME. And looking through it I think that the most interesting thing about Andy Goldsworthy's art is that he manages to capture the most important feature of beauty - its ephemerality. Like a child, he erects beautiful archs or makes elaborate stick holes or fantastic sand figures jsut to watch them disintegrate in the tide or under the influence of weather. The only trace is left in the photoes. I find i ...more
"Whenever possible, I make a work every day. Each work joins the next in a line that defines the passage of my life, marking and accounting for my time and creating a momentum which gives me a strong sense of anticipation for the future... Time and change are connected to place. Real change is best understood by staying in one place. When I travel, I see differences rather than change...

I need to make works that anticipate, but do not attempt to predict or control, the future. In order to under
Sep 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
inspiring. moving. goldsworthy.
Terri Klemetson
Aug 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
photos of his cairn installations. Leaves stitched together with grass stalks “chesnut leaves creased and folded held with thorns” mind-bending
Jun 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My inspiring artist. I got this book from a Belgian friend.
May 28, 2011 rated it liked it
I was not quite as fascinated by this one as some of Goldsworthy's other work, but contemplations of impermanent art always get me.
Jun 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I think Andy Goldsworthy is amazing! His work is beautiful! This book has beautiful pictures- I just want more.
Miz Mockingbird
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Marvelous opportunity to examine Goldsworthy's process of making art and the art's process of changing over time.
Jan 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
I love this book and recommend the video of the making of these sculpture. You can find it online.
Nov 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: art-and-artists
I preferred 'Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature'. I do love the work shown in this book, I just found the writing to be much drier - though it is nice to be able to follow his process.
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art
What can be better than:
stone, leaves, grass, branches, snow & ice?... All put together in a artistic dedication to his craft.
If you like his work, you will love this inspiring book.
Feb 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
had to buy this one, an amazing exploration of time in nature and moments of passage though which decay and growth occur. Goldsworthy dances on this fine line to create his humble art.
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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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