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Lines of Sight: Alfred Watkins, Photography and Topography in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

2006

Abstract

Alfred Watkins (1855–1935) originated the idea of ley-lines and surveyed alignments which articulated the prehistoric landscape of Britain, in his native Herefordshire in the 1920s. Despite the scepticism of academic archaeologists, his vision of ley-lines helped shape popular views of British landscape in the interwar years, and, during a revival of Watkins’s work from 1969, practices and perceptions of British land art.

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