Stickwork

ISBN-10: 1568989768
ISBN-13: 9781568989761
Edition: 2010
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Description: Using minimal tools and a simple technique of bending, interweaving, and fastening together sticks, artist Patrick Dougherty creates works of art inseparable with nature and the landscape. With a dazzling variety of forms seamlessly intertwined with  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 8/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Using minimal tools and a simple technique of bending, interweaving, and fastening together sticks, artist Patrick Dougherty creates works of art inseparable with nature and the landscape. With a dazzling variety of forms seamlessly intertwined with their context, his sculptures evoke fantastical images of nests, cocoons, cones, castles, and beehives. Over the last twenty-five years, Dougherty has built more than two hundred works throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia that range from stand-alone structures to a kind of modern primitive architecture every piece mesmerizing in its ability to fly through trees, overtake buildings, and virtually defy gravity. Stickwork , Dougherty's first monograph, features thirty-eight of his organic, dynamic works that twist the line between architecture, landscape, and art. Constructed on-site using locally sourced materials and local volunteer labor, Dougherty's sculptures are tangles of twigs and branches that have been transformed into something unexpected and wild, elegant and artful, and often humorous. Sometimes freestanding, and other times wrapping around trees, buildings, railings, and rooms, they are constructed indoors and in nature. As organic matter, the stick sculptures eventually disintegrate and fade back into the landscape. Featuring a wealth of photographs and drawings documenting the construction process of each remarkable structure, Stickwork preserves the legend of the man who weaves the simplest of materials into a singular artistic triumph.

Preface
The Incredible Rightness of Being
Sailors Take Warning
Woodwinds
Speedball
Spinoffs
Rip-Rap
Holy Rope
Little Big Man
Sittin' Pretty
Running in Circles
Crossing Over
Roundabout
Cell Division
Jug or Naught
Owache
Sleepwalking
Abracadabra
Spittin' Image
Simple Pleasures
Threadbare
Call of the Wild
Just Around the Corner
Na Hale 'Eo Waiawi
Hat Trick
Putting Two and Two Together
Toad Hall
Trail Heads
Nine Lives
Close Ties
Just for Looks
Childhood Dreams
Xanadu
Second Sight
So Inclined
Catawampus
Lookout Tree
Sortie de Cave
Hocus Pocus
Restless by Nature
List of Complete Works
Further Reading
Image Credits
Biography

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