Common Land in English Painting

    Common Land in English Painting


    Ian Waites

    Boydell 2012

    Hardback 191pp Illustrated 240x170mm

    9781843837619   Product Code: 23094

    The 'traditional' English countryside, a patchwork of small fields and hedgerows, is actually the relatively recent product of enclosure and economic and social change. This book attempts to show what the older English landscape looked like by studying paintings of arable fields and commons, and addresses the aesthetic and art-historical issues raised by these works of English landscape art, often painted years after the 'open' land they depict had disappeared.

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