Andy Goldsworthy by Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy

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

Details Andy Goldsworthy

TitleAndy Goldsworthy
Release DateSep 1st, 1990
PublisherHarry N. Abrams
GenreArt, Nonfiction, Photography, Environment, Nature

Reviews Andy Goldsworthy

  • jeremy
    genius. beauty. vision. composition. patience. space. color. leaf. stick. stone. life.
  • Cindi
    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...
  • Lise Petrauskas
    This dude inspires the shit out of me.
  • Joanne
    I see art where I never saw it before.
  • Michael
    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...
  • Rakbui
    ...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.
  • Diane
    "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 dog...
  • Katya
    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...
  • Erica
    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.
  • sr.uk25
    The author explained about the nature in a good way. I recommend this book for all nature lovers.
  • Mer
    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.
  • Lauren Rose
    Gorgeous inspiration and a reminder to not just sit with nature, but to play!
  • Shucheta
    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.
  • Brent
    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.
  • Jeremy
    I could look at it all day. Makes me wanna go outside and make a bunch of weird crap outta whatever.
  • Ann
    Stunning. A real eye opener to what we might not otherwise 'see.'
  • Tiffany
    This man does to natural material what John Donne does to words.
  • Kathy
    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.
  • Priyasha
    Its absolutely beautiful and refreshing to read and look at!! I rate this book a straight 5\5!
  • Susan
    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.
  • Kate
    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.
  • Rowen
    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.
  • Bird on A Cyber Twig
    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.
  • SmarterLilac
    Fascinating. The intricacy of the work here as well as what patience it must take to assemble pieces like this--the mind boggles.
  • Denise
    This is no substitute for seeing his work in SF but it was a welcome addition.
  • Schu Sarah a
    love love love
  • Linda
    Incredible, inspiring and so beautiful. This book spoke to me in many ways.
  • Maggie
    One of my favorite artists using the natural world as his palette
  • Yair Martinez
    It's a romantic book
  • Therese Davis
    Creative and amazing sculptures made of nature in nature.