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The Mother of All Arts: Agrarianism and the Creative Impulse

Gene Logsdon


When Gene Logsdon realized that he experienced the same creative joy from farming as he did from writing, he suspected that agriculture itself was a form of art. Thus began his search for the origins of the artistic impulse in the agrarian lifestyle. This book is the culmination of Logsdon's journey, his account of friendships with farmers and artists driven by the urge to create. It chronicles his long relationship with Wendell Berry and talks about how he discovered the playful humor of several new agrarian writers. It reveals insights gleaned from conversations with Andrew Wyeth and his fam ... More

Keywords: farming, agriculture, agrarian lifestyle, farmers, artists, Wendell Berry, Andrew Wyeth, Farm Aid, Willie Nelson, agrarian art

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780813124438
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124438.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gene Logsdon, author