My Own Places

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  • Copyright: 2006-08-23
  • Publisher: Univ of Calgary Pr
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Incorporating colour photographs, Constable's own letters, and descriptions of the painter from other historical material, Kerr constructs a close reading of landscape painting that engages literary imagination with visual art, for a unique portrait of this world-famous artist.

Table of Contents

Prologue : Constable in my town
Jig saw Constablep. 1
On the day John Constable came to townp. 2
The Constable revolutionp. 7
Abolitionp. 9
The man who stayed homep. 10
Apprenticeship with memoryp. 11
The art of seeing naturep. 13
It is forever summerp. 14
John and Mariap. 19
Views from his father's house, 1815p. 23
Stratford Mill, 1820, the landscape of true marriagep. 24
A kingdom of my ownp. 27
Salisbury Cathedral from the meadowsp. 30
Constable in Liverpoolp. 32
In the dark nowp. 34
The Claudes! The Claudes!p. 39
Jacob von Ruysdaelp. 43
Wheatfields, Von Ruysdael, 1670p. 44
Delacroix in England, 1825p. 45
Turnerp. 47
Rural ridesp. 52
Providence by hind-sightp. 53
Suffolk lorep. 54
South folk strike backp. 55
The vegetable kingdomp. 56
Mr. Gilpin on nature, 1809p. 58
In Constable's country, 1906p. 60
Cornish Constable country, 1932p. 61
Constable revisited, 1984p. 62
B and bp. 64
Some days I have little to sayp. 65
Boat building, 1815-1987p. 67
Constable's letters coming to lifep. 68
If you're not in the picturep. 73
Ploughing scene in Suffolkp. 75
Plein airp. 81
Medium's messagep. 82
Sleight of landscapep. 83
The rules for artp. 84
Landscape has a house and roadp. 85
No God but historyp. 86
Chromaticsp. 87
Gilpin on nature, 2p. 89
Under attackp. 93
Ruskin on Constablep. 95
Foregroundingp. 97
Leaping harep. 98
Auerbachp. 99
I've a nice collection of paintins, sirp. 100
Constable at Maxims - sourp. 102
Constable at Maxims - sweetp. 104
Epilogue : the man who fell from sightp. 109
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