A postcard From Lovers Leap: landscape, legend and the picture postcard [abstract only]

ROBINSON, Andrew (2022). A postcard From Lovers Leap: landscape, legend and the picture postcard [abstract only]. In: 4th Annual Joint Royal Photographic Society Historical Group and SHU Photography Research Symposium, Online, 2 Apr 2023. 22-23.

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There are many locations around Britain and beyond bearing the name “Lovers’ Leap” from the banal to the dramatic and the well-known to the obscure. Often part of tourist itineraries such locations are usually associated with tragic tales of unrequited love and attempted suicide. I was recently surprised to discover one such site less than half a mile from my home of 26 years close by to the road I drive down most days. This discovery came by way of an old postcard and led to an investigation of this location; the legend after which it was named; and the visual representation of this overlooked and forgotten gem of the Peak District Landscape through early C20th photographic postcards and other vernacular visual culture and memorabilia.

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An investigation of the representation of Buxton's forgoten beauty spot - Lovers Leap - in both visual art and vernacular materia culture.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Art and Design Research Centre; Humanities Research Centre; Department of Art and Design; Department of Media Arts and Communication
Page Range: 22-23
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2023 11:12
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 13:32
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/32101

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