Hand to Earth pb

Hand to Earth: Andy Goldsworthy

Sculpture 1976-1990

  1. Edited by Terry Friedman
  2. Andy Goldsworthy
  • ISBN 9780500284971
  • 28.50 x 23.00 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 196pp
  • 192 Illustrations, 104 in colour
  • First published 2006
‘The perfect introduction to Goldsworthy’s back catalogue of international work’ – Landscape
‘Emphasizes the unpretentious origins of land art in childishness and play … superb’– The Times
Literary Supplement

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.

Among Andy Goldsworthy's previous books are Stone (1994), Wood (1996), Arch (1999), Wall (2000), Time (2000) and Midsummer Snowballs (2001).