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British Artists and the Modernist Landscape

1st Edition

By Ysanne Holt


224 pages

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Hardback: 9781138710795
pub: 2017-12-08
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Title first published in 2003. In this detailed study of the landscapes and rural scenes of Britain and France made by artists like George Clausen, Philip Wilson Steer, Augustus John, Laura Knight, J. D. Fergusson and Spencer Gore, Ysanne Holt investigates the imaginary geographies behind the pictures and reconsiders the relationship between national identity, 'Englishness' and the native landscape. Combining close investigation of important works with a broader enquiry into the appeal of the Mediterranean for an age preoccupied with cultural degeneracy and bodily health, Ysanne Holt draws fascinating conclusions about the impact of modernism on the British tradition of landscape painting.


'British Artists and the Modernist Landscape valuably extends our understanding of the relations between nationalism, modernism, and the landscape tradition within a crucial yet underexplored period of British art history.’

- Albion Magazine

Table of Contents

Contents: Landscape and modernity; Poetry of the peasant; The joys of sight; Seeking classic lands; Landscapes and rhythm; A sympathetic country; An ideal modernity: Spencer Gore at Letchworth; Dwellers in the innermost: mystery and vision; Leaving the landscape; Bibliography; Index.

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ART / General