Weatherland: Writers & Artists Under English Skies

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Product Details

Price
$40.00
Publisher
Thames & Hudson
Publish Date
Pages
432
Dimensions
6.4 X 1.6 X 9.3 inches | 2.29 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780500518113

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About the Author

Alexandra Harris is a cultural historian and writer. She is the recipient of the Guardian First Book Award and a Somerset Maugham Award for Romantic Moderns. She is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Liverpool and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She lives in Oxford and Liverpool.

Reviews

[An] edifying and rigorous tour of English literature and painting in terms of its depiction of weather. [Harris] is a brilliant guide and makes a persuasive case for examining how art looks at the skies. With her keen eye for detail and astonishing ability to trace connections, Harris will change how readers view their relationships to art and the world around them. The sumptuous reproductions of artworks are worth the price of admission all by themselves.
Fascinating.... Harris traces the way we describe the weather because those descriptions become our metaphors: sunny gloomy, cloudy, cold, bitter--a lexicon that is as much about ourselves as it is the weather we inhabit
[The book] is beautifully produced, with scores of crisp, evocative illustrations.... her commentary... is unfailingly brilliant and revealing....an utterly superb, enchanting work