Midsummer Snowballs

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9780500510650: Midsummer Snowballs

Just after midnight on 21 June 2000 - midsummer's day - Andy Goldsworthy supervised the unloading of 13 huge snowballs from refrigerated trucks parked by Smithfield Market in the City of London. Each snowball was several feet in diameter and weighed about a ton. Over the next few hours, they were carefully manoeuvred into predetermined sites on the streets of the City to be released from their plastic wrappings at dawn so that they were there to greet the workers in London's financial district as they streamed off buses and out of tube stations on their way to their offices. The snowballs were then left to melt - a process that, even in the warmth of summer, took anything up to six days. All this amazed, delighted and sometimes affronted the passers-by, and a rich element of "Midsummer Snowballs" is the public's responses: gazing, touching, smiling, laughing, or simply walking by and pretending to ignore the enormous mass of snow on the pavement. These reactions are covered in spontaneous photographs taken by a team of photographers who worked around the clock. The introduction by Judith Collins places the snowballs in the context not just of Goldsworthy's work but in that of earlier painters and sculptors. The story of the snowballs is told by Goldsworthy himself, and chronicled in the colour photographs.

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Throughout time artists have been making art about the landscape. In Midsummer Snowballs, Scottish artist Andy Goldsworthy makes art from the landscape and dramatically unleashes it upon the city. Over the winter months in Scotland, Goldsworthy assembled 13 enormous one-ton snowballs and placed them in cold storage. One summer night, he released them onto the streets of London's financial district. Londoners awoke to startling winter sculptures on their sunny sidewalks. The snowballs were filled with a variety of elements, from feathers, seeds, and pinecones to rusted metal. The element of surprise continued as the warm summer air melted the sculptures and slowly revealed their insides to the passing public. Goldsworthy, whose career has been focused on making art in nature, creates beautiful and meaningful moments with these snow pieces. The sculptures highlight each viewer's relationship to public art, from hostility to wonder, as well as the connection between the city and the countryside. The book includes a straightforward, diary-like essay on the workings of the entire project, setbacks and all. With 280 full color photographs, it is a truly lovely and inspiring book. --J.P. Cohen

About the Author:

Judith Collins was until 2000 Senior Curator of 20th Century British Art at the Tate Gallery, London. As well as lecturing and broadcasting, she has also written widely on 20th century British artists and on various aspects of modern British art and design.

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Descripción Thames & Hudson Ltd, UK, 2001. Cloth. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. N.B. Small dent to top edge of rear board. Some light shelf wear to edges and corners of D/J. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 036357

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Descripción Thames and Hudson, London, 2000. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. First Edition. Near fine unclipped no owner inscription. Tight,clean interior. DJ near fine. Goldsworthy's Millennium project brought 13 massive snowballs from Scotland to London on Midsummer's Day 2000. This is the permamnent record of that day. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 001590

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Descripción Thames & Hudson, London, 2001. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition. Inscription on front end paper. No other marks or inscriptions. A lovely clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn or creased. 157pp. The story of Andy Goldsworthy's thirteen giant snowballs, made high in the Scottish mountains in 1998 and 1999, transported to London and allowed to slowly melt releasing their contents of natural materials from their original surroundings. We do not use stock photos, the picture displayed is of the actual book for sale. Every one of our books is in stock in the UK ready for immediate delivery. Nº de ref. de la librería 011038

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Descripción Thames & Hudson, London, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition. With 280 colour illustrations throughout.***Introduction by Judith Collins.***Fine in dark blue boards with silver titles to spine and blind-stamp design to front board. Very tiny bruise to tail of spine. No inscriptions. Spine tight. In a fine colour illustrated dustwrapper slightly creased at head of spine. Dustwrapper is bright, no fading, no tears. ***158 pages plus acknowledgments.***242 mm x 216 mm.***'Clearly deriving from the artist's long-term preoccupation with cold in general and snow and ice in particular, the Midsummer Snowballs project was also closely bound up with Goldsworthy's interest in time. This is four-dimensional sculpture in which the lifespan and history of the snowballs are as important as their appearance at any moment.' (Quote from inside front jacket blurb).***Not easy to track down fine copies of this work now.***For our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Nº de ref. de la librería 1883

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