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Landskipping: Painters, Ploughmen and Places
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Landskipping is a ravishing celebration of landscape, its iridescent beauty and its potential to comfort, awe and mesmerise. In spirit as Romantic as rational, Anna Pavord explores the different ways in which we have, throughout the ages, responded to the land. In the eighteenth century, artists first started to paint English scenery, and the Lakes, as well as Snowdon, began to attract a new kind of visitor, the landscape tourist. Early travel guides sought to capture the beauty and inspiration of waterfall, lake and fell. Sublime! Picturesque! they said, as they laid down rules for correctly appreciating a view.
While painters painted and writers wrote, an entirely different band of men, the agricultural improvers, also travelled the land, and published a series of remarkable commentaries on the state of agricultural England. They looked at the land in terms of its usefulness as well as its beauty, and, using their reports, Anna Pavord explores the many different ways that land was managed and farmed, showing that what is universal is a place's capacity to frame and define our experience.
Moving from the rolling hills of Dorset to the peaks of the Scottish Highlands, this is an exquisite and compelling book, written with zest, passion and deep understanding.
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Anna Pavord. (2016). Landskipping: Painters, Ploughmen and Places. Bloomsbury Publishing.

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While painters painted and writers wrote, an entirely different band of men, the agricultural improvers, also travelled the land, and published a series of remarkable commentaries on the state of agricultural England. They looked at the land in terms of its usefulness as well as its beauty, and, using their reports, Anna Pavord explores the many different ways that land was managed and farmed, showing that what is universal is a place's capacity to frame and define our experience.
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      • content: Her eye can catch the colouring of a distant hill, the move of sun across a contour and the run of sheep into a dark cwm. She can talk to rooks in the treetops and smell flowers in a hedgerow. She was born to the countryside purple.
        Landskipping is a hymn to the British landscape ... intensely felt and totally engaged. ... She is a beautiful writer
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      • content: Anyone who loves the variety and idiosyncrasies of the British countryside will relish this poignant celebration
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      • content: Pavord is a great excavator of roots ... Pavord threads together a patchwork of history, nature writing, polemic and memoir. Always she remains attuned to the sensual character of the environment ... I was suitably entranced by its many splendid views and perspectives
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      • content: Pavord writes thoughtfully, with deep and wide-ranging knowledge, of the land and what grows on it, of art, literature and the history of taste. And she writes from the heart – the heart of a countrywoman as well as the country-lover ... The fruit of genuine observation, described with straining for effect, it's a wonderful piece of writing – one of many in this superb, heartfelt and illuminating book
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      • content: An insight into landscape's cultural impact to highlight the ability of wide open spaces to inspire and provide
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      • content: A glorious and comprehensive celebration of all that is best in the British landscape ... there is much beauty in what remains of the British landscape. How lucky we are to have a scholar of Anna Pavord's stature to chronicle it
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      • content: Intriguing ... Scholarly, yet written with brio, her book should be read by all those who love our unique countryside
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      • content: A thoughtful and deeply personal account ... Pavord's writing is pure delight – elegant, observant and funny
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      • content: An American reader ends up wanting to invite Pavord, obviously a very thoughtful companion, on a trip to the Alaskan wilderness or the Californian desert
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      • content: Pavord is a Barbour waistcoat, warming you up nicely in advance of the...
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While painters painted and writers wrote, an entirely different band of men, the agricultural improvers, also travelled the land, and published a series of remarkable commentaries on the state of agricultural England. They looked at the land in terms of its usefulness as well as its beauty, and, using their reports, Anna Pavord explores the many different ways...
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