Seller
Your price
£8.13
RRP: £9.99
Save £1.86 (19%)
Dispatched within 3-4 working days.

The Living Stones

Cornwall

By (author) Ithell Colquhoun
Introduction by Stewart Lee
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers, London, United Kingdom
Published: 6th Oct 2016
Dimensions: w 128mm h 198mm d 28mm
Weight: 240g
ISBN-10: 0720618932
ISBN-13: 9780720618938
Barcode No: 9780720618938
Synopsis
In The Living Stones, the British surrealist painter and writer Ithell Colquhoun drifts through Cornwall in search of an artist s studio and sanctuary from the modern world. Her finely wrought and learned observations of festivals, fairs and druidic rituals, quickly establish her as the reader s gnostic guide to the county. She paints a land of ghosts, pedlars, borrowed saints and holy sites, charmed wells and crumbling megaliths, and finds in the city emigrants a prefiguring of hippie culture. Above all, Colquhoun connects us with the eerie, numinous beauty of the Cornish countryside, quietly insisting that we see the Cornwall she sees: an ancient land of myth and legend.

New & Used

Seller Information Condition Price
-New£8.13
+ FREE UK P & P

What Reviewers Are Saying

Submit your review
Newspapers & Magazines
"Colquhoun s time-traveling survey of Cornwall s culture and history brings ghosts and dead landscapes to life all around you." Stewart Lee" -Colquhoun's time-traveling survey of Cornwall's culture and history brings ghosts and dead landscapes to life all around you.- --Stewart Lee