Landscape and Memory
Vintage Books, 1995 - 652 pagina's
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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His head swam. His brush floated vaporously over the page. His art soared. And
when his masterpieces had been accomplished, he went mad. iii The Seat of
Virtue The Swiss Alps were not just the temple of sublimity. To their growing band
TM At Chamonix they could pay a franc to fire a cannon and make the Alps echo,
and then go, in parties of fifty, up to the Mer de Glace, where, scarcely more than
a century before, Boxing Windham and Richard Pococke had sat and sipped ...
The Alps themselves, which your own poets used to love so reverently, you look
upon as soaped poles in a bear-garden, which you set yourselves to climb, and
slide down again, with "shrieks of delight." When you are past shrieking, having ...
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LANDSCAPE AND MEMORYGebruikersrecensie - Kirkus
With this fascinating, encyclopedic survey of cultural landscapes, Schama (Dead Certainties, 1991, etc.) demonstrates once again just why he holds a charmed place in the literature of historical ... Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - JayLivernois - LibraryThing
I find this a hard book to finish. It is one of those books it seems difficult to get into although the material is interesting and the thought good. Volledige review lezen