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Hand to Earth: Andy Goldsworthy

Sculpture 1976-1990

Terry Friedman, Andy Goldsworthy

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'The perfect introduction to Goldsworthy’s back catalogue of international work' Landscape

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Andy Goldsworthy enjoys an international reputation as one of the most remarkable sculptors working in the landscape today. This beautifully produced, highly praised and readable retrospective survey of Andy Goldsworthy's early work covers the fourteen years between 1976 and 1990. It embraces not only his ephemeral works – represented by photographs, including those made in France and at the North Pole – but also his earliest permanent sculptures constructed of stone and earth, as well as drawings for monumental sculpture projects in the landscape.

Terry Friedman has assembled Goldsworthy’s lyrical photographs of his own works plus interviews and essays by ten contributors, among them an ecologist, an art historian, several curators and the novelist John Fowles. The combination of superlative illustrations and incisive texts makes it the most authoritative and comprehensive publication available on Andy Goldsworthy’s early work.

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'Emphasizes the unpretentious origins of land art in childishness and play … superb'
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Book Details

Format: Paperback with flaps

Size: 28.5 x 23.0 cm

Extent: 196 pp

Illustrations: 192

Publication date: 6 March 2006

ISBN: 9780500284971

Contents List

Beginnings • Holes • Throws and Splashes • Projects 1984–1990: Haarlemmerhout • Hampstead Heath and Hooke Park Wood • Holbeck Triangle • Glasgow • Quay Art Centre • Yorkshire Sculpture Park • Japan The Lake District • The North Pole • Castres and Sidobre Installations 1985–1990: Leafworks • Snowballs in Summer, Glasgow Environmental Sculptures • Monuments • Touchstone North

About the Author

Terry Friedman was Principal Keeper of Leeds City Art Gallery and The Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture, and in 1990 organized the first major retrospective of Andy Goldsworthy’s work. He has contributed to Goldsworthy’s books Time and Hand to Earth.

Andy Goldsworthy is an internationally renowned sculptor and exhibits regularly in Britain, France, the United States and elsewhere. Among his previous books are Stone, Arch, Wall, Time, Enclosure, Midsummer Snowballs and Hand to Earth, all published by Thames & Hudson.

List of Contributors

Clive Adams, Andrew Causey, Sue Clifford, John Fowles, Terry Friedman, Andy Goldsworthy, Angela King, Fumio Nanjo, Paul Nesbitt, Miranda Strickland-Constable, Hans Vogels