Synopses & Reviews
Accompanying a year-long exhibition at the University of Kentucky Art Museum, A Place Not For gotten explores the distinctiveness of Southern landscape painting from the early nineteenth century through the 1940s. More than twenty-five color reproductions are accompanied by essays on southern art and culture by William W. Freehling, Singletary Professor of Humanities at the University of Kentucky; Jessie Poesch, professor emerita of art history at Tulane University; and J. Richard Gruber, director of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. Brief commentaries from Wendell Berry, Guy Davenport, John Egerton, James Baker Hall, Sally Mann, Bobbie Ann Mason, Ed McClanahan, Robert Morgan, Gurney Norman, Chris Offutt, Estill Curtis Pennington, and Sarah Tate on the nature of the southern landscape and its impact on literature and experience expand the project beyond that of a mere exhibition catalog.
Table of Contents
Foreword and acknowledgments /Harriet Fowler --The Southern landscape tradition : a preliminary perspective /William W. Freehling --Eyes to see : nineteenth-century landscapes /Jessie Poesch --Looking forward, looking back : painting the South, 1900-1950 /J. Richard Gruber --Essay /Wendell Berry --Essay /Guy Davenport --Essay /John Egerton --Old places /James Baker Hall --Essay /Sally Mann --Essay /Bobbie Ann Mason --Essay /Ed McClanahan --Landscape of the Blue Ridge /Robert Morgan --Storied ground /Gurney Norman --Essay /Chris Offutt --The view from the ridge /Estill Curtis Pennington --When I consider the Southern landscape, three thoughts come to mind /Sarah Tate --Exhibition checklist : A place not forgotten --Town and country : landscapes in the collection /Rachael Sadinsky --Exhibition checklist : Town and country.