Weatherland: Writers And Artists
In Weatherland: Writers and Artists Under English Skies, Alexandra Harris explores that most English of topics through the work of writers and artists over the centuries.
This richly illustrated book revels in small and evocative details (Percy Shelley wants to become a cloud and John Ruskin wants to bottle one) to build a fascinating picture of the uniquely English climate.
|Dimensions||3 x 12.8 x 19.7cm|
|Fabric & material||Paperback|
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Alexandra Harris’s splendid Weatherland is a history of English weather and English attitudes to it, from Grendel to climate change. Her examples are predominantly literary, though she also takes in painters – Constable, Turner and the splendid Atkinson Grimshaw, through to Lowry, Whistler and Howard Hodgkin... its glory is in the detail, in its recording of facts and lives, atmospheres and words, quirks of feeling and behaviour.
AS Byatt, The Guardian
The author Alexandra Harris was born in Sussex in 1981, studied at the University of Oxford and at the Courtauld Institute in London and now teaches English literature at the University of Liverpool. Her book Romantic Moderns won the Guardian First Book Award and a Somerset Maugham Award in 2011.