Landskipping: Painters, Ploughmen & Places Competition
Win a copy of the Anna Pavord's Book "Landskipping"
Intensely enjoyable . Anna Pavord is a beautiful writer who feels her subject deeply and with a lifetime's enjoyment and understanding (Lucy Lethbridge Observer)
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.
A ravishing celebration of landscape, its iridescent beauty and its potential to comfort, awe and mesmerise. Landskipping explores the different ways in which we have, throughout the ages, responded to the land, beginning in the eighteenth century when 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. Meanwhile, at the same time, an entirely different band of people, the agricultural improvers, also travelled the land, looking at it in terms of its usefulness as well as its beauty. What emerges as universal then and now is a place's capacity to frame and define our experience.
Win yourself a copy and enhance the way you see the British countryside next time you're out walking.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to answer this one question:
In her book Anna Pavord looks at landscape painting.
Which famous English landscape painter painted both Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral (which can both be visited on our walking holiday in Wiltshire and Dorset (Wonders of Wessex))in the first half of the 19th century?
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