Landscape and memory

A.A. Knopf, 1995 - 652 pagina's
22 Recensies
One of Time Magazine's Best Books of the Year
In Landscape and Memory Schama ranges over continents and centuries to reveal the psychic claims that human beings have made on nature. He tells of the Nazi cult of the primeval German forest; the play of Christian and pagan myth in Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers; and the duel between a monumental sculptor and a feminist gadfly on the slopes of Mount Rushmore. The result is a triumphant work of history, naturalism, mythology, and art.
"A work of great ambition and enormous intellectual scope...consistently provocative and revealing."--New York Times
"Extraordinary...a summary cannot convey the riches of this book. It will absorb, instruct, and fascinate."--New York Review of Books

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Gebruikersrecensie  - Emer Mccarthy - Goodreads

A significant & beautiful book Volledige recensie lezen

Review: Landscape And Memory

Gebruikersrecensie  - Evan - Goodreads

Simon Schama's long work on the world-wide cultural symbolisms that are attached to landscapes throughout history is partially beautiful and engaging. The thesis is not terribly interesting nor is all of the material. Volledige recensie lezen


Prologue The Detour
CHAPTER ONE In the Realm of the Lithuanian Bison

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Over de auteur (1995)

Simon Schama is Old Dominion Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University.††He is the author of Citizens, Dead Certainties and An Embarrassment of Riches.††Simon Schama lives in New York with his wife and their two children.

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