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Wall Paperback – September 1, 2011
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About the Author
Andy Goldsworthy was born in 1956 in Cheshire, England. His work is regularly exhibited in Britain, France, the United States, Japan, and elsewhere. Although commissions take him all over the world, the landscape around his home in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, remains at the heart of his work. His previous books include Abrams’ Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature, Hand to Earth, Stone, Wood, and Arch. Jerry L. Thompson is a highly regarded photographer who has contributed to a number of books, including Abrams’ Mark di Suvero. Kenneth Baker is an art critic at the San Francisco Chronicle.
Top Customer Reviews
A document of the design and construction of Goldsworthy's wall at Mountainville, New York, the book details the finding of the original, now-falling-down stone wall and the decision to recreate and embellish upon this. Andy Goldsworthy was called in to design the new wall. While he begins by following what is left of the old wall, his work is looser, more elegant, almost scroll-like as it winds down the hill and plunges directly into the water of the lake. There is a calligraphic quality to this wall that's visually arresting and, quite simply, beautiful.
Along with the wall, Goldsworthy can't resist playing with nature in other ways and these photographs are thoughtfully included as well. We see the line of chrome yellow leaves he's stitched together and placed on the wall, the holes he's filled with crimson leaves and water, and the tree whose bark he's lined with, well, other trees! It's astounding to see how Goldsworthy's brain works and what handsome design statements result from his creativity.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very unique book to have. We have used it to help instruct our mason in building a dry stone stack wall for us here in PA like the ones we remember in Scotland.Published on May 23, 2013 by moto mom
I've had the privilege of seeing Wall in person, at its home in the Storm King Art Center. Truly, nothing can match the physical presence and setting of this remarkable work, or... Read morePublished on October 21, 2012 by wiredweird