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Trees in Art


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Charles Watkins is Professor of Rural Geography at the University of Nottingham. His recent books include Uvedale Price (1747-1829): Decoding the Picturesque (2012) with Ben Cowell, Trees, Woods and Forests: A Social and Cultural History (Reaktion, 2014) and Europe's Changing Woods and Forests (2015), ed. with Keith Kirby.


"As Watkins makes clear in Trees in Art, especially after Claude and the rise of landscape in eighteenth-century Rome, trees often became mere devices for framing views. Ruskin felt it was virtually 'hopeless' to paint 'dark masses of laborious foliage.' Thankfully for us, artists from Giuseppe Arcimboldo to Max Ernst have given it a go."-- "World of Interiors"
"Watkins draws on his deep knowledge of the history and ecology of arboreal art through the centuries. . . . A fascinating tour of artists' arboreal obsessions, Trees in Art will appeal to anyone interested in trees and the landscape."-- "Outdoor Photography"
"With Corot's stunning Fontainebleau, in the Forest on the cover and 203 illustrations on its 256 pages, Trees in Art might resemble a 'coffee-table book, ' but there is more depth to it than that. Watkins, a professor of rural geography, has recently written two books on woods and forests and his knowledge shines through. . . . A beautiful, fascinating and entertaining book, on quality papers, and well worth GBP35."-- "Scottish Forestry"

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