Spirit of Place: Artists, Writers & The British Landscape

September 15, 2020|
Spirit of Place: Artists, Writers & The British Landscape
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Lyrical and compelling, Spirit of Place examines the British landscape as it’s portrayed in literature and art.

English landscape painting is often said to be an eighteenth-century invention, yet when we look for representations of the countryside in British art and literature, we find a story that begins with Old English poetry and winds its way through history, all the way up to the present day.

In Spirit of Place, Susan Owens illuminates how the British landscape has been framed, reimagined, and reshaped by generations of creative thinkers. To offer a panoramic view of the countryside throughout history, Owens dives into the work of writers and artists from Bede and the Gawain Poet to Thomas Gainsborough, Jane Austen, J. M. W. Turner, and John Constable, and from Paul Nash and Barbara Hepworth to Robert Macfarlane. Richly illustrated, including manuscript pages, early maps, paintings, film stills, and photographs, Spirit of Place is a compelling narrative of how we have been shown the British landscape.

Title:Spirit of Place: Artists, Writers & The British LandscapeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:15 septembre 2020Publisher:Thames & HudsonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0500775605

ISBN - 13:9780500775608

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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