Photographer Andy Goldsworthy, and Jerry L. Thompson


Price: $32.50

  • Publication Date: September 1, 2011
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Trim Size: 9 78 x 10 78
  • ISBN: 9781419700965
  • Page Count: 92
  • Illustrations: 100 color illustrations
  • Rights: North America

British artist Andy Goldsworthy, known for creating art outdoors and from natural materials, has now built a 2,278-foot stone wall at Storm King Art Center, a sculpture park on the Hudson River in Mountainville, New York. This sensitive and detailed response to the land—former farmland in an area once rich in stone walls—is one of his most impressive and important permanent artworks. The book’s stunning color photographs show the wall from every vantage point and in all four seasons, and document ephemeral work made around it. Kenneth Baker’s essay considers the Storm King wall in the context of Goldsworthy’s other work.

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.