Midsummer Snowballs

Midsummer Snowballs

Book - 2001
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The only book to document artist Andy Goldsworthy's most astonishing & largest ephemeral work to date -- thirteen huge snowballs, each weighing about a ton -- removed from the wilderness & placed on the streets of London in a unique symbolic confrontation.
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, 2001
ISBN: 9780810906242
Characteristics: 157 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Collins, Judith 1946-


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Dec 05, 2005

On midsummer''s day in 2000, Andy Goldsworthy placed 13 very large snowballs around London and then took photographs of the reactions of passersby. Hidden inside are objects like pine cones or sticks or flowers that slowly reveals themselves as the snowball melts in the June heat. One stick is sniffed out by a dog, pulled free, and taken away to be chewed on in a very satisfying manner! As each snowball is presented in photos, the reader can reflect on the artist''s words that snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood. How refreshing it is to contemplate these snowballs and reminisce.


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