Masham Gallery Press
After a personal journey through the North of England over 45 years Ian Scott Massie has painted and written in search of the personality of what he calls that "complex, careworn, mountainous, multifaceted, wave-tossed, warm-welcoming, windblown, freezing, friendly, tough spirited, tender hearted, rusty, rebellious, ruinous, green, golden, chilled-out, challenging, deep-rooted, dale-scattered, subtle, smoky, special land."
Looking at the Romantic, Industrial and Post-Industrial North this book covers the well known and hard to find places which define the Northern character.
A4, 164 pages.
Places of Pilgrimage by Ian Scott Massie
Some places, which have already been interpreted by people such as A. E. Houseman, Vaughn Williams and Stanley Spencer, are presented afresh. Some are very personal choices: the landscapes painted by Paul Nash (who grew up in the same area as the artist); the village where Laurie Lee wrote Cider with Rosie; the boathouse where Dylan Thomas composed Under Milk Wood, and the industrial landscape which inspired L. S. Lowry. Some are traditional pilgrimage sites, like Lindisfarne, Durham and Canterbury; some are places which have other holds over the visitor: the stones of Avebury, the battlefield of Culloden, the tree where Robin Hood assembled his merry men.
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