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Thread #133786   Message #3038578
Posted By: Matthew Edwards
23-Nov-10 - 07:34 AM
Thread Name: Psychogeography and Folk
Subject: RE: Psychogeography and Folk

Good to find another John Cowper Powys lover! I have just now got round to reading your previous thread Folk music - a sense of place? where you mention your "old friend [the late] Roger Deakin". If you haven't already done so please write some more about this fascinating man, who I would regard as 'an old friend' too simply through his books, although I never met him in person.

Another artist who strongly evokes a "sense of place" is the wood engraver Thomas Bewick; I've recently seen a splendid exhibition of his small "tale-pieces" at Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal which I'd strongly recommend everyone to go and see. You do need magnifying glasses to see some of the finer details; thoughtfully the Gallery provides some for visitors to use!