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The relationship between people and the places they inhabit has always been intriguing. While exploring this relationship, many have also considered the various objects associated with particular geographic areas, such as prints and paintings. This rather engaging project from the Victoria and Albert Museum serves as a way to explore some of these questions. Designed as a collaboration between Professor Marina Warner of the University of Essex and the Museum, the work here currently focuses on an exploration into the city of Essex. Visitors can begin by reading a section titled "About the project" and then proceed to read a series of pieces by contemporary writers on Essex. After that, visitors should move on to look over the selected paintings and drawings which depict the city through watercolors, sculpture, and other forms of artistic expression. The site is rounded out by a selection of weblogs created by artists and writers working on this project.
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