Natural: Simple Land Art through the Seasons Paperback – 9 Apr 2009
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The simple works of art featured here are a great way to help your kids forge a lasting bond with the natural world while having fun in the process. Whether it's using different-sized pebbles to create 'paw-prints' on the beach or drawing patterns in fresh snow with a twig, there's something to interest and amuse people of all ages. --Amateur Gardening
The book contains nicely reproduced photographs of straightforward small-scale pieces of artwork, constructed by the the author from natural materials and shown outdoors. Rather than a catalogue of artist's works, the images in here are part illustration, part education - an attractive addition to a coffee table but also an educational guide. The author makes it clear that one reason for publishing is to inspire others to get out and have a go. And why not? While I wouldn't be keen on anyone suggesting artists head off to build hefty sculptures on hilltops, Pouyet's examples of land art are straightforward and inoffensive - and it looks like fun. --TGO: The Great Outdoors
A wonderful book that can be used at all levels, in relation to drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry making, science, photography and creative writing. --Artists and Activities
For anyone looking for some creative inspiration, this book is a brilliant guide to how you can engage more closely with the shapes, colours and textures of the outdoors. Or, if you don't feel energetic enough to forage in the garden to create works of art, then it makes a lovely chill-out book in which to lose a couple of hours soaking up an alternative take on a natural world. --Organic Garden and Home
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Pouyet is a French graphic designer (the book was first published in France in 2006). The materials he uses for his illustrative simple creations and the creations themselves are much more varied and fragile compared to the earth art of practicing, professional artists such as Smithson. The stone, earth, tree trunks, large branches, and other fundamental elements of nature used in the earth art of Smithson, etc., can be found with many of Pouyet's creations. But there is also berries, leaves, mud, snow, sea weed, flowers, and other elements which are ephemeral.
Pouyet's book succeeds estimably in its modest aim of being an illustrated arts-and-crafts guide for nature activities.