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Andy Goldsworthy : Ephemeral Works: 2004-2014
by Andy Goldsworthy


Overview - On an almost daily basis, Andy Goldsworthy makes art using the materials and conditions he encounters wherever he is, be it the land around his Scottish home, the mountain regions of France or Spain, or the sidewalks of New York City, Glasgow, or Rio de Janeiro.  Read more...

 
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Overview
On an almost daily basis, Andy Goldsworthy makes art using the materials and conditions he encounters wherever he is, be it the land around his Scottish home, the mountain regions of France or Spain, or the sidewalks of New York City, Glasgow, or Rio de Janeiro. Out of earth, rocks, leaves, ice, snow, rain, sunlight, and shadow he creates works that exist briefly before they are altered and erased by natural processes. They are documented in his photographs, and their larger meanings are bound up with the forces that they embody: materiality, temporality, growth, vitality, permanence, decay, chance, labor, and memory.
Ephemeral Works features approximately 200 of these works, selected by Goldsworthy from thousands he has made between 2001 and the present and arranged in chronological sequence, capturing his creative process as it interacts with material, place, and the passage of time and seasons."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781419717796
  • ISBN-10: 1419717790
  • Publisher: ABRAMS
  • Publish Date: October 2015
  • Page Count: 368
  • Dimensions: 14.3 x 11.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.3 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-11-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

Environmental artist Goldsworthy, known for creating temporal sculptures out of natural materials such as rocks, leaves, and snow, documents 200 works he made between 2004 and 2014. The photographs are lush and at times haunting, organized chronologically with little text; brief descriptions list each work's materials and basic means of construction. Particularly noteworthy are the artist's most unstable creations, the ice installations on the verge of collapse. While all of Goldsworthy's works are ephemeral, these wet, brittle, and visibly precarious pieces are the most memorable. Often defying any kind of concrete description, the works in this book appear on the page much as they do in the landscape. They're fleeting in nature, in turn portraying the vulnerability of nature. (Oct.)

 
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