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by Patrick Dougherty


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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Using minimal tools and a simple technique of bending, interweaving, and fastening together sticks, artist PatrickDougherty creates works of art inseparable with nature and the landscape. With a dazzling variety of forms d with their context.

Patrick Dougherty is sort of the Billy Collins of stickwork, if I might use the comparison. Lyrical, haunting, whimsical, and transcendent. The photos were very clear and beautiful, the description of the process for each piece was so interesting, I loved it. thank you.

But Patrick Dougherty's ingenious twig sculptures - he's made more than .

STICKWORK, captures their whimsical glory. -People Magazine, September 1, 2010. Patrick Dougherty grew up in the woods of North Carolina and now lives in Chapel Hill. Patrick Dougherty is sort of the Billy Collins of stickwork, if I might use the comparison.

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. 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.

Using minimal tools and a simple technique of bending, interweaving, and fastening together sticks, artist PatrickDougherty creates works of art inseparable with nature and the landscape. With a dazzling variety of forms seamlesslyintertwined 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 architectureâ?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.

Comments: (7)

Anasius
This book is beautiful. My only criticism is that the book is not big enough! These are amazing works and captured pretty well here, but the scale is not huge. Not being coffee table sized is nice in some ways, since there's some engrossing text that would be awkward to read curled up on the couch if this was larger. But you'll want more after looking at these. Can't wait to see one of Dougherty's pieces in person now.

Great descriptions by artist how works came into being and interesting anecdotes about each worksite's particular challenges and assets. Getting the back story, sort of a behind the scenes view, on each installation was fascinating and instructive. I loved knowing how the fire inspectors reacted to some of these sculptures in New York, and how a rough neighborhood on Melrose in Los Angeles got excited about a wall piece on a building there.

Also, as a person very curious about the logistics of projects like this, I was especially pleased to get some of the more technical aspects of construction, how gravity defying pieces were built on scaffolds or placed with cranes -- cool stuff.

I gave this book to my dad for Christmas, and after reading it, I now want a copy for myself. Will definitely give as a gift again. Great reaction. Patrick Dougherty is sort of the Billy Collins of stickwork, if I might use the comparison. Lyrical, haunting, whimsical, and transcendent. Don't miss!
Bloodhammer
What is wonderful about this artist's work is the eerily-powerful presence it has. The pictures in this book convey their strange sentient delight. The pictures are large and numerous enough to appreciate this quality about them - flipping through the book is like a journey into a unique world, personal but strangely resonant. If you're attracted by the picture on the cover, the rest of the book won't disappoint you.
Uranneavo
I was honored to be able to work on a Stickworks creation in Oregon this spring, and bought a copy for Patrick to sign. The book beautifully captures the magic of these incredible stick sculptures!
Conjulhala
I can't seem to get the book out of my husband hands. He is (and so am I) totally taken by this artist. Worth the purchase as it's inspiring and totally awesome. We look forward to the new installations and plan on visiting a number of the cities where they are erected. Krafty Crafty
Billy Granson
Came as expected, in great condition
Ffyan
I live near Sarasota, Fla where Mr Dougherty recently created an installation and was thrilled to be able to see a work in progress. I loved the book and shared it with everyone in my life, at work and play. The photos were very clear and beautiful, the description of the process for each piece was so interesting, I loved it. thank you
HyderCraft
odd collection of fascinating works, so interesting to see some of the workings of a fertile imagination-and I always loved seeing natural materials used for art---after all, some of the best art is just right around us in fields, forests and seas!
With Mr. Dougherty and had a magical experience.
The beautiful pictures bring back memories and made a family keep sake to treasure.
Stickwork download epub
Author: Patrick Dougherty
ISBN: 1568988621
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (2010)
Pages: 208 pages