Andy Goldsworthy
Illustrates outdoor sculptures created with a range of natural materials, including snow, ice, leaves, rock, clay, stones, feathers, and twigs.

Andy Goldsworthy Details

TitleAndy Goldsworthy
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 1st, 1990
PublisherHarry N. Abrams
ISBN-139780810933514
Rating
GenreArt, Nonfiction, Photography, Environment, Nature

Andy Goldsworthy Review

  • jeremy
    January 1, 1970
    genius. beauty. vision. composition. patience. space. color. leaf. stick. stone. life.
  • Cindi
    January 1, 1970
    My kids are ooohh-ing and aaahh--ing behind me right now looking at the amazing art photographs in this book. We want to try to do some of this art. Amazing and beautiful stuff!NOTE: If you can get your hands on a DVD called Andy Goldsworthy: Rivers and Tides, get it and watch it. It is Andy Goldsworthy himself creating art and explaining the processes and thoughts behind his artwork. Though slow moving, my kids loved it and after looking through the above book, I really wanted to understand mor My kids are ooohh-ing and aaahh--ing behind me right now looking at the amazing art photographs in this book. We want to try to do some of this art. Amazing and beautiful stuff!NOTE: If you can get your hands on a DVD called Andy Goldsworthy: Rivers and Tides, get it and watch it. It is Andy Goldsworthy himself creating art and explaining the processes and thoughts behind his artwork. Though slow moving, my kids loved it and after looking through the above book, I really wanted to understand more about the creation of his art.
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  • Lise Petrauskas
    January 1, 1970
    This dude inspires the shit out of me.
  • Joanne
    January 1, 1970
    I see art where I never saw it before.
  • Michael
    January 1, 1970
    Goldsworthy creates quirky art from natural objects with infinite patience and originality. I've never seen an artist do the stuff he does. He makes ice spirals that defy gravity; tracks of leaves through the forest,pinned to earth with pine needles, and choosing sizes and colors that blow the view away. Most of his art is temporary, to be washed away by the tide; melted by the midday sun; or washed away by a rising stream. Yet there is something almost holy about the work. You gotta love it if Goldsworthy creates quirky art from natural objects with infinite patience and originality. I've never seen an artist do the stuff he does. He makes ice spirals that defy gravity; tracks of leaves through the forest,pinned to earth with pine needles, and choosing sizes and colors that blow the view away. Most of his art is temporary, to be washed away by the tide; melted by the midday sun; or washed away by a rising stream. Yet there is something almost holy about the work. You gotta love it if you have an open mind for art and creativity.
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  • Diane
    January 1, 1970
    "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. All of his materials return to nature leaving behind only the photos in this book."A stunning portfolio of art from natural materials. It makes one want to rush out to see what possible creations can be constructed in one's own yard. In my case however, my dogs would surely eat whatever I touched and my creat "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. All of his materials return to nature leaving behind only the photos in this book."A stunning portfolio of art from natural materials. It makes one want to rush out to see what possible creations can be constructed in one's own yard. In my case however, my dogs would surely eat whatever I touched and my creative energies would be channeled into a rousing game of, "No! Bad dog!"
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  • Katya
    January 1, 1970
    An unbelievably beautiful book. It is diffucult to believe that the artist achieves such spectacular results using only natural materials. The photose in the book are serene. I did not suspect that rotten birch or elder wood can be so beautiful. Goldsworthy makes one see nature's bright colors and the unusual shapes like nobody else. His art does not copy nature, it makes us see it through his eyes. And the view is etheral...
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  • Erica
    January 1, 1970
    Ok, so I didn't really "read" this. But loved the pictures, although the quality of the photographs leaves something to be desired. I hate modern art, or installations, but these go beyond into the realm of the truly beautiful. I love this guys work. It is beyond amazing. Folks that really want to be modern artists, should study stuff like this.
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  • Rakbui
    January 1, 1970
    ...fantastic book - one of my faves - Andy is truly an EcoSpirit - from what I know of his works, he takes nothing from nature, only harmonizes with it - just as the Native Americans would [ the original 'EcoSpirits'] ...some of my favorite works by him are in this hardback - Do read his statements of each piece, as they give insight to his reason.
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  • Mer
    January 1, 1970
    This artist creates his work using what's around him and then dismantles or lets it return to nature. This book lets you in on his thought and creation process.
  • Shucheta
    January 1, 1970
    I never knew the true power of art before i came to know Andy Goldsworthy's work. His work is honest and simple in such an ingenious way that i never imagined was possible. The way he immerses himself in nature is as profound as Bibhutibhushan's Aranyak. After knowing his work, I find myself looking at the world differently, seeing beauty in places I never noticed before. Andy, you are my hero.
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  • Brent
    January 1, 1970
    This amazing artist makes temporary, site-specific sculptures using snow, soil, leaves, stone, water and such transitory materials, that photographs are the best record of the work. And the photographs are extraordinary.Search YouTube: there is an hour and a half documentary that we watched for an hour; remarkable.Highest recommendation.
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  • Priyasha
    January 1, 1970
    Its absolutely beautiful and refreshing to read and look at!! I rate this book a straight 5\5!
  • Jeremy
    January 1, 1970
    I could look at it all day. Makes me wanna go outside and make a bunch of weird crap outta whatever.
  • Tiffany
    January 1, 1970
    This man does to natural material what John Donne does to words.
  • Ann
    January 1, 1970
    Stunning. A real eye opener to what we might not otherwise 'see.'
  • Kathy
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful art that is all about non-attachment, process instead of product, letting go. I also love Rivers and Tides, a film about how Goldsworthy creates his art.
  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    Very cool. Very distinctive not only in the visual style and how the artist goes about creating his work, but also in how the readers can view and interact with nature through his work via the little comments such as the sculpture was nibbled on by ducks, driven over by a tractor, melted because it got too hot etc.
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  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    You know, I thought art wasn't for me. I like art museums, but they don't fascinate me like they do for some people. I appreciate the effort and the vision of art in general, but I've never really connected. Turns out I was just waiting for Andy Goldsworthy to come into my life.
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  • Bird on A Cyber Twig
    January 1, 1970
    I discovered Goldsworthy soon after reading both Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space and Robert Grudin’s Time and the Art of Living. They make a beautiful trio together, recommended for an inspiring experience.
  • Rowen
    January 1, 1970
    I couldn't stop thumbing thorough this book when I first bought it. Thanks to goodreads recommendation for reintroducing me to this old friend. Anyone with any interest in art should give this book a try. Just gorgeous. The Goldsworthy has an amazing talent.
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    Incredible, inspiring and so beautiful. This book spoke to me in many ways.
  • Victorhugo
    January 1, 1970
    Andy Goldsworthy is really entertaining
  • SmarterLilac
    January 1, 1970
    Fascinating. The intricacy of the work here as well as what patience it must take to assemble pieces like this--the mind boggles.
  • sr.uk25
    January 1, 1970
    The author explained about the nature in a good way. I recommend this book for all nature lovers.
  • Maggie
    January 1, 1970
    One of my favorite artists using the natural world as his palette
  • Denise
    January 1, 1970
    This is no substitute for seeing his work in SF but it was a welcome addition.
  • Gokuloko
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting
  • Therese Davis
    January 1, 1970
    Creative and amazing sculptures made of nature in nature.
  • Schu Sarah a
    January 1, 1970
    love love love
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