CAN we just say it? Andy Goldsworthy is the coolest artist on the planet. An environmental sculptor, he crafts his pieces from natural materials -- ice, wood, stone, wool -- and designs them to work within particular landscapes, which inevitably change them.
Goldsworthy's latest work is documented in "Enclosure" (Abrams: 192 pp., $60), which features dozens of color photographs as well as journal entries and other notes. The idea was to develop a project for the northern English region of Cumbria, where sheep farming has long been a dominant cultural and economic force. Goldsworthy chose to repair (and, in many cases, rebuild) more than 40 sheepfolds, the stone enclosures in which sheep are kept. He also created a number of ancillary installations using wool, crow feathers, peat and even snow.