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Everday abstraction: Geographical knowledge in the art of Peter Lanyon

By David Crouch and Mark Toogood

Abstract

This paper considers geographical knowledge in twentieth-century abstract expressionism, in terms of phenomenological experiment and belonging. It explores these themes through the life and work of the Cornish artist Peter Lanyon. He provides a good case to study the real connections between art and place because of his experiments with positioning himself in space; his connections to West Penwith, Cornwall, and; expressions of his own Cornishness

Publisher: Ashgate
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:clok.uclan.ac.uk:1588
Provided by: CLoK
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