A hymn to the British landscape. From the dramatic hills of the Lake District to the beaches and covers of Cornwall, this richly illustrated book brings together new perspectives on the places that have inspired artists, writers and film-makers and shaped the nation's identity.
The third in the bestselling series of Houses of the National Trust and Gardens of the National Trust, this is a richly illustrated book providing new perspectives on the British landscape. From the dramatic hills of the Lake District to the mysterious fens of eastern England and the beaches and coves of Cornwall, landscapes provide the settings for our daily lives, as well as an important part of our identity. The inspiration for artists, writers and film-makers, our landscapes are cultural, man-made creations far more than we may be aware. But how much do we know about how these landscapes came into being? How were different sorts of landscapes valued in the past? And how can landscapes today and in the future best adapt to the ever-changing world in which we live?
Chapters include The Art of Landscape, Ancient Places, Homes and Gardens, Lost in the Woods, Open Country and Shifting Shores.
Landscapes of the National Trust will appeal to all those who care about the past, present and future of the British landscape and is superbly illustrated throughout with stunning photographs.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 1560 g
Dimensions: 260 x 246 x 26 mm
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