Pastures Green and Dark Satanic Mills, Hardback Book

Pastures Green and Dark Satanic Mills Hardback

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. A single, encompassing view of the rise of landscape art in Britain from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century. . Features masterpieces by renowned artists: JMW Turner, Richard Wilson, Joseph Wright of Derby, John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Jones, Frank Brangwyn, August John, Cedric Morris, Stanley Spencer, Claude Monet, Laura Knight, Alfred Sisley, Edward Lear, Graham Sutherland and John Piper. 'Pastures Green and Dark Satanic Mills' recounts the story of British landscape painting from the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th century to the present day.

Examining 88 paintings from the National Museum of Wales, this volume traces the history of the landscape through romanticism, impressionism and modernism right up to the post-industrial imagery of the 21st century. The book presents two major essays: one by Tim Barringer on the tradition of British landscape painting and its position within an increasingly industrialised society, the other by Oliver Fairclough on the significance of the Welsh landscape within the British tradition.

Featuring masterpieces by renowned artists JMW Turner, Richard Wilson, Joseph Wright of Derby, John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Jones, Frank Brangwyn, August John, Cedric Morris, Stanley Spencer, Claude Monet, Laura Knight, Alfred Sisley, Edward Lear, Graham Sutherland and John Piper this volume offers new insights into the cultural history of Britain. Loosely chronological, and divided into six thematic sections, this new volume demonstrates the strong continuity between the British art of today and that of over 250 years ago: contemporary works, such as conceptual artist Richard Long's photo pieces based on hiking in the Welsh mountains echo the poetics of place as deeply as Richard Wilson's landscapes of the 1740s. AUTHOR: Oliver Fairclough is Keeper of Art, National Museum of Wales. Tim Barringer is Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art, Yale University. 115 colour

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