Publication Date: March 16, 2021
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Take an artistic pilgrimage to some of the world's most inspirational places for aesthetes and creatives with Artistic Places.
Explore the landscapes and places that inspired great art: find peace in Monet’s lily-filled garden oasis, climb Mount Fuji on a printmaker’s pilgrimage, sail with Gauguin to the South Pacific to stretch your imagination, or contemplate light and the changing seasons on Chelsea Embankment.
Artistic Places is a stunningly hand-illustrated, visionary guide for seekers of beauty, rare tales and cultural riches. Find yourself instantly transported to the places where great artists have sought refuge, found their inspiration and changed the course of art history forever.
Susie Hodge, bestselling author and art historian, presents 25 famous and forgotten artistic destinations around the world, and connects these to the artists they inspired. In keeping with the Inspired Traveller’s Guide series design, each entry is accompanied by specially commissioned illustrations from Amy Grimes which perfectly evoke the wonders that first attracted the masters, while Hodge delves into each location's curious history with insightful stories both in and beyond the canon. So take a leaf out of your favourite artist’s sketchbook and discover the places they loved best.
Artists and locations include:J.A.M Whistler in London, EnglandJohn Constable in Suffolk, EnglandBarbara Hepworth in St Ives, EnglandPaula Rego in Cascais and Estoril, PortugalPablo Picasso and Guernica, SpainSalvador Dalí in Catalonia, SpainClaude Monet in Giverny, FranceVincent van Gogh in Arles, FranceRene Magritte in Brussels, BelgiumPaul Klee in Bern, SwitzerlandMichelangelo in Florence, ItalyCanaletto in Venice, ItalyJohannes Vermeer in Delft, NetherlandsAnni Albers in Dessau, GermanyCaspar David Friedrich in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, GermanyGustav Klimt and Lake Attersee, AustriaEdvard Munch in Oslo, NorwayHilma af Klint and Lake Mälaren, SwedenHenri Matisse in Tangier, MoroccoHokusai on Mount Fuji, JapanPaul Gauguin in Papeete and Papeari, TahitiJean-Michel Basquiat in New York, USAGrant Wood in Iowa, USAGeorgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico, USAFrida Kahlo in Coyoacán, MexicoEach book in the Inspired Traveller's Guides series offers readers a fascinating, informative and charmingly illustrated guide to must-visit destinations round the globe. Also from this series, explore intriguing: Spiritual Places, Literary Places, Hidden Places and Mystical Places.
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