Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature

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

  • Title: Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature
  • Author: Andy Goldsworthy
  • ISBN: 9780810933514
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Illustrates outdoor sculptures created with a range of natural materials, including snow, ice, leaves, rock, clay, stones, feathers, and twigs.

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    About "Andy Goldsworthy"

    1. Andy Goldsworthy

      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.

    607 thoughts on “Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature”


    1. 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 [...]




    2. 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 [...]


    3. "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 [...]


    4. 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


    5. 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.


    6. 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'] me of my favorite works by him are in this hardback - Do read his statements of each piece, as they give insight to his reason.


    7. 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.


    8. 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.






    9. 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.


    10. Fascinating. The intricacy of the work here as well as what patience it must take to assemble pieces like this--the mind boggles.




    11. Installations and artworks using material from nature with natural contexts in mind. Some outstanding works but I am sure the photos didn't quite capture the scale and brilliance the real work must have looked. Still, it makes me want to go out there to do something too


    12. I was introduced to Andy Goldsworthy and this book in an unforgettable way at a workshop for teachers in the Tetons. After an intro to Goldsworthy's art, we went outdoors, were assigned to random groups of 4 or 5, given an area in a valley to work in and a few moments to share our visions for what we'd like to create. We were given a set amount of time and told to work together in complete silence. What happened next was amazing! Every group created beautiful, ephemeral works of art far greater [...]


    13. i think this is my time and the best think is i was search on you all of my life so happ because you can ask me what lam thinking now ,les go what lam think is !if i want to be devil's girl what cany do ?and if i want to join what cany do ,because tried everything i can do, on my own self,i will never get you . my qeuion is were you ? were can get you? what cany do ? that is what i thing and i can fill well now if your cerias ,i can tel you what my rio think ,i cant tel you what is my heat thin [...]


    14. To me this is the perfect example that you can always afford to make something just as theirs always an opportunity create something new. Goldsworthy opened my eyes to look at things in a new way, to not get caught up in the traditional ways of making art, to connect directly with what your creating and not struggle with the tools, adding its nuances to the palet. Not to mention that its a green way of art making. Also for me the photographs connect me to his work and draw from me a yearning for [...]


    15. The artwork of Goldsworthy is about nature and impermanence. Like artist Robert Smithson (Spiral Jetty), Goldsworthy’s works are meant to erode and disappear over time. The only records are photos. Working with whatever is at hand, Goldsworthy sculpts and creates with leaves, rocks, ice and twigs. Short commentary on each photo describes the piece, the weather and its decay and destruction: "Stacked ice - sound of cracking" "Leaves torn between the veins stitched together with pine needles. Hu [...]


    16. I love this crazy guy! This book is an amazing addition to anyone's coffee table. He is an incredible artist with unbelievable vision. Goldsworthy uses all-natural materials, found in his surroundings (i.e. snow, wood, leaves, sand, spit)to create these amazing masterpieces! Please check it out. He's been around since the 70's, I think, and recently had a few pieces shown up in Grand Rapids, MI, which I missed, darn it! He is a mad-genius, I tell you!


    17. The McKay family in Nanaimo first introduced me to Andy Goldsworthy's work.Goldsworthy constructs fascinating works from icicles, ripped leaves, thorns, snow, tree branches and photographs them to share. Part of the unique beauty of his creations in their ephemerality hours and hours of work that can disappear when the wind rises or the tide comes in our the temperature rises.We have purchased several of his collections over the years.


    18. This is a coffee table book filled with to-die-for- photographs of Andy Goldsworthy's emphemeral artwork. For the uninitiated, Goldsworthy is a British artist who creates art by arranging items found in nature - leaves, sticks, stones, chunks of ice, in amazing arrangements. He photographs the work, then allows nature to change or destroy it. The photographs in this book are simply jaw-dropping.


    19. I'm in love. This book is a record in images of Goldsworthy's early work, which is my absolute favorite of his art. The "shadow" work--where he lay down on a surface during rain or snow to make a temporary dark image of his body was new to me, and I enjoyed seeing ALL of his beautiful, fleeting smaller works with leaves, rocks, holes. He's a genius, and this book is a a beautiful celebration of nature.


    20. 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.There is a wonderful DVD about him: Andy Goldsworthy, River & Tides.


    21. I love the idea of Andy Goldsworthy's art. It is the epitome of the word ephemeral. I have been known to use his books as a test to see if I have anything in common with a person. If they can't see and appreciate the beauty of the natural objects and understand the colossal effort needed to complete his works I know that we won't have much in common. If God forbid, they say they just don't get it, I know never the twain shall meet.


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