Landscape and Memory
Vintage, 1996 - 652 pagina's
A Time Magazine Best Books of the Year. In Landscape and Memory, award-winning author Simon 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, as encyclopedic as The Golden Bough and as irresistibly readable as Schama's own Citizens.
"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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And of these woodsmen none has been more single-minded in his pursuit of
landscape memory than Anselm Kiefer. iv Waldsterhen By the time Anselm Kiefer
moved there in 197 1 not much was left of the Her- cynian forest. He had come to
Flirting with sacrilege, he was St. Anselm; a herald of resurrection; an evergreen
in the beechwood. But in its masculine form, der Kiefer becomes something else,
the "maxilla": the jawbone instrument of speech. Kiefer was casting himself not ...
For Kiefer's early career, see the excellent exhibition catalogue by Mark
Rosenthal, Anselm Kiefer (Chicago and Philadelphia, 1987), 12-30. 100. The
artist quotcd in Gotz Adriani, The Books of Anselm Kiefer (New York, 1991), 28.
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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