This book selection explores the tension between progressive modernity and romantic knowledge, acknowledging that magic, mysticism and ritual are intertwined with modernism and art.
The British landscape is encoded with various geological, mythical and magical histories. Do practices and notions of fetishism, mana, totem and the taboo run counter to modernity’s transparency and rational progress, or are they essential to it?
IMAGE: John Craxton Dark Landscape 1944–5
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