And did those feet?
How long for Englandís green and pleasant land?
We British are obsessed by landscape, yet our own actions and climate change could alter it for ever, says Bryan Appleyard....in a time of environmental change and decay, one name should head all lists of our contemporary landscape artists. He is not seen as an artist at all, but as a scientist. James Lovelock made his name through the Gaia hypothesis, which suggested that the earth could be viewed as a single organism, a concept that, after 40 years, is generally accepted. Indeed, it is the foundation of all earth science.
Bollocks, but then Appleyard is just another empty headed metropolitan Arts critic who doesn't know better. He is correct in one way though, "Earth Science" is now a catch all term for touchy feely environmental courses in some universities which produce bearded sandal wearers who become "experts" and Luddites in the name of three toed liver-worts at the first sign of progress. But that's not real "Earth Science" - back in my day at college when we studied cutting down rain-forests and how to do it to maximise yield, organo-chlorines and when it was good to use them; in fact as I was saying to old whatshis name at the Ball the other night.......