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Stickwork - Patrick Dougherty

Paperback Published: 25th August 2010
ISBN: 9781568989761
Number Of Pages: 208
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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.

Prefacep. 17
The Incredible Rightness of Beingp. 18
Sailors Take Warningp. 24
Woodwindsp. 28
Speedballp. 30
Spinoffsp. 34
Rip-Rapp. 38
Holy Ropep. 44
Little Big Manp. 48
Sittin' Prettyp. 52
Running in Circlesp. 56
Crossing Overp. 60
Roundaboutp. 64
Cell Divisionp. 68
Jug or Naughtp. 72
Owachep. 76
Sleepwalkingp. 78
Abracadabrap. 80
Spittin' Imagep. 84
Simple Pleasuresp. 88
Threadbarep. 92
Call of the Wildp. 94
Just Around the Cornerp. 98
Na Hale 'Eo Waiawip. 104
Hat Trickp. 110
Putting Two and Two Togetherp. 114
Toad Hallp. 118
Trail Headsp. 126
Nine Livesp. 130
Close Tiesp. 134
Just for Looksp. 140
Childhood Dreamsp. 146
Xanadup. 152
Second Sightp. 158
So Inclinedp. 162
Catawampusp. 168
Lookout Treep. 174
Sortie de Cavep. 180
Hocus Pocusp. 194
Restless by Naturep. 198
List of Complete Worksp. 202
Further Readingp. 206
Image Creditsp. 207
Biographyp. 208
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ISBN: 9781568989761
ISBN-10: 1568989768
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 25th August 2010
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 17.8  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.68