Landskipping Painters, Ploughmen and Places

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-07-05
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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In Landskipping, Anna Pavord explores some of Britain's most iconic landscapes in the past, in the present, and in literature. With her passionate, personal, and lyrical style, Pavord considers how different artists and agriculturists have responded to these environments. Like the author's previous book The Tulip, Landskipping is as sublime and picturesque as its subject.

Landskipping features an eclectic mix of locations, both ecologically and culturally significant, such as the Highlands of Scotland, the famous landscapes of the Lake District, and the Celtic hill forts of the West Country. These are some of the most recognizable landscapes in all of Britain. Along the way, Pavord annotates her fascinating journey with evocative descriptions of the country's natural beauty and brings to life travelers of earlier times who left fascinating accounts of their journeys by horseback and on foot through the most remote corners of the British Isles.

Author Biography

Anna Pavord is the gardening correspondent for the Independent and the author of nine previous books, including the bestselling The Tulip and The Naming of Names. She wrote for the Observer for twenty years and has contributed to a number of magazines, both in the U.S. and the UK. She lectures regularly in the States and in the UK hosts programs for BBC Radio 3 and 4. For ten years, she chaired the Gardens Panel of the National Trust and sat on the Parks and Gardens Panel of English Heritage. For the last forty years she has lived in Dorset, England.

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