The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age
Alfred A. Knopf, 1987 - 698 pagina's
Schama explores the mysterious contradictions of the Dutch nation that invented itself from the ground up, attained an unprecedented level of affluence, and lived in constant dread of being corrupted by happiness. Drawing on a vast array of period documents and sumptuously reproduced art, Schama re-creates in precise detail a nation's mental state. He tells of bloody uprisings and beached whales, of the cult of hygiene and the plague of tobacco, of thrifty housewives and profligate tulip-speculators. He tells us how the Dutch celebrated themselves and how they were slandered by their enemies.
"History on the grand scale...An ambitious portrait of one of the most remarkable episodes in modern history."--New York Times
"Wonderfully inclusive; with wit and intense curiosity he teases out meaning from every aspect of Dutch seventeenth-century life."--Robert Hughes
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Review: The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden AgeGebruikersrecensie - Alexandra Swistak - Goodreads
Simon Schama is one of my favorite Art Historians. I recently read this again for research. He provides incredible insight with photos. This is a wonderful resource for detailed information on daily life, commerce, art, and culture in 17th century Holland. Volledige recensie lezen
Review: The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden AgeGebruikersrecensie - Goodreads
Yikes! Over 600 large pages. Well, how do you eat an elephant or read a long book - one bite, one page at a time. Recommended reading to prepare for visiting Amsterdam.
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