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The countryside ideal : Anglo-American images of landscape

Author: M F Bunce
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.
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`God made the country, man made the town.' William Cowper's words, written two centuries ago, underline an idealisation of rural life and landscape which persists to this day. What are the main historical processes and ideas underlying the continuing attachment to the countryside? How have these shaped popular values and lifestyles influenced artistic expression, defined attitudes to nature, country life and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bunce, M.F.
Countryside ideal.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1994
(DLC) 93033662
(OCoLC)29184693
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M F Bunce
ISBN: 0203973704 9780203973707 9786610236770 6610236771
OCLC Number: 62194798
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 232 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Book Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Plates; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The making of an ideal; 2 The armchair countryside; 3 A place in the country; 4 The people's playground; 5 The country in the city; 6 The countryside movement; 7 Reflections; Suggested further reading; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Michael Bunce.

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Draws together diverse images of landscape to explore the historical processes shaping our continuing attachment to the countryside - seen in artistic expression, attitudes to nature, country life  Read more...

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