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The mother of all arts : agrarianism and the creative impulse

Author: Gene Logsdon
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007.
Series: Culture of the land.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Logsdon realised that he experienced the same creative joy from farming as he did for writing, he suspected that agriculture itself was a form of art. Thus began his search for the origins of the artistic impulse in the agrarian lifestyle. This book is the culmination of his journey, his friendships with farmers and artists driven by the urge to create.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Logsdon
ISBN: 9780813124438 0813124433
OCLC Number: 123390924
Language Note: English.
Description: xi, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Visual Art and Agriculture. When art and agriculture come together --
The Kuerner farm --
N.C. Wyeth: the artist who loved farming --
Peter Hurd: the artist who loved ranching --
Andrew Wyeth: "With Andy you never know for sure" --
Karl J. Kuerner: "Paint what you love" --
The folk art foundation of high agrarian art --
Literature and the Land. Wendell Berry: herald of the new agrarianism --
Harlan Hubbard: painter, writer, agrarian homesteader --
Agrarian art and farm magazines --
New agrarian writers --
Songs of the Soil. Singing farmers --
Joe Dan Boyd: farm writer, country singer --
The country in country music --
A farmer goes to a rock concert --
A musical salute to the new agrarianism.
Series Title: Culture of the land.
Responsibility: Gene Logsdon.
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