A Land (1951) is the fusion of poetry and geology that is Jacquetta Hawkes’ best-known and most quintessential publication. The book, and later responses to it, regularly feature on this blog. Jacquetta believed that understanding the past and nature, how civilisation developed, was essential to human well-being, even survival. This book expresses these ideas in a stunning new way, and resonates with activists, artists and academics to this day.
The title, in its various published and unpublished forms, is this week’s Object in the 100 Objects online exhibition at the University of Bradford.