Enclosure: Andy Goldsworthy

ISBN: 9780500093368
Artist(s): Andy Goldsworthy
Author(s): James Putnam
Format: Hardback
Edition: First
Year published: 2007
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 192
Illustrations: 280 colour

Artist(s) Biographies:


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In the early 1990s Andy Goldsworthy was invited to propose a project for Cumbria, a region of outstanding natural beauty where the landscape has been moulded for centuries by agriculture and in particular by sheep-farming. His response was to repair or rebuild a swathe of Cumbrian sheepfolds – with the intention that, wherever possible the folds would still be accessible to sheep.

Among the sculptures are slate works and balanced stones embedded in walls and a series of sixteen folds each containing a massive boulder rolled down from the nearby hillside. By 2006 over forty structures had been completed: it is this extraordinary project that forms the core of Enclosure.

This impressive volume is testament to Goldsworthy’s lifelong interest in the land, its history and its inhabitants.

Andy Goldsworthy, the internationally renowned sculptor, was born in Cheshire in 1956. There are regular exhibitions of his work in Britain, France, The United States and elsewhere. Although he travels all over the world to carry out his commissions, the landscape around his home in south-west Scotland, remains at the heart of his work.


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