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 in Gianlorenzo Bernini they would get one. vi Bernini and the Four Rivers
The fountains of Versailles were in their infancy when Bernini told his French
minder, Freart de Chantelou, that all his life he had been "un amico dell'acqua.
Bernini already knew enough of the new pressure- driven hydraulics to force the
water through the shell, as if it were the liquid equivalent of the sound, and down
into a great cascade. Aside from fulfilling his obligation to represent the cardinal ...
Sensing Innocent's uncertainty, Niccolo Ludovisi, the prince of Piombino and
Venosa, a supporter of Bernini and married to Innocent's niece Constanza,
intervened on the sculptor's behalf. Early in 1647 he encouraged Bernini to
produce a ...
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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