Synopses & Reviews
Following the huge success of Abrams' books by artist Andy Goldsworthy comes this striking volume on six important contemporary artists who work in the landscape and make use of the materials and processes of nature. While the artists showcased -- herman de vries, Chris Drury, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Nikolaus Lang, Richard Long, and Giuseppe Pennone -- do not belong to a particular school, they are united by their empathy for the natural world and their decision to work outside the urban contexts of much modernist art.
Profiles of each artist, based on specially commissioned interviews, and an essay placing their art in both historical and contemporary contexts accompany high-quality color reproductions of significant and beautiful works. Here is a book with great appeal not only for art lovers but for anyone who has deep feeling for the natural world.
Table of Contents
Listening to the music. The mirror and the lens ; Figures in the landscape ; Strategies in the field / Mel Gooding -- Interviews. Herman de Vries ; Chris Drury ; Nikolaus Lang ; Richard Long ; Giuseppe Penone / William Furlong.