Midsummer Snowballs

Midsummer Snowballs

Book - 2001
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"Just after midnight on June 21, 2000, Midsummer Day, artist Andy Goldsworthy supervised the unloading of thirteen huge snowballs from refrigerated trucks onto the streets of London's financial district. What took place as an astonished public came upon these snowballs - each several feet in diameter and weighing about a ton - is captured here in spontaneous and evocative pictures taken by photographers working around the clock over the several days it took the snowballs to melt."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2001
ISBN: 9780810906242
Branch Call Number: 736.94 G624m 2001
Characteristics: 157 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm


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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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