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Dordogne named among the 'best places in Europe'

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Dordogne named among the 'best places in Europe'
Region of Gallery France

The Local / Lonely Planet
This rural southwestern département has made this year’s Lonely Planet list of top ten destinations in Europe for 2016.
Last year it was the mountainous Auvergne region that Lonely Planet shone a light on and now in the spotlight is an area in southwestern France that locals and expats have already cherished for quite some time: the Dordogne.  The area, often jokingly called Dordogneshire - given the huge number of British living there - came in fourth out of ten on Lonely Planet's Best of Europe list.  Often referred to by its previous name, the Périgord, this département sits between the Loire Valley and the Pyrenées mountain range  It takes its name from the stately Dordogne river that flows from the Auvergne mountains to the sea near Bordeaux. “Nowhere does French art de vivre (art of living) quite like the Dordogne,” says Lonely Planet, going on to call it a “Garden of Eden… …

The highest standards in art history: E. H. Gombrich and Arthur Danto

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Like many scholars of my generation, I have lived through the “culture wars” in the arts and humanities, marked by the rise and critique of poststructuralist and postmodern theories. My personal view on these so-called “culture wars” is that life’s too short to focus on the negative. Why get bogged down in largely academic debates, when there’s so much of value in art and culture? Early on in my career as an art and literary critic, I made a conscious decision to concentrate on the aspects of art, literature and scholarship that I believe make major contributions to culture internationally.  This is what the postromantic art movement, which I co-founded with Leonardo Pereznieto in 2002, is all about. https://fineartebooks.wordpress.com/2010/09/07/what-is-postromanticism/ http://www.catchy.ro/manifestul-postromantismului/29786
famous quotes by Albert Einstein “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” Albert Einstein                                 The inspiratio…