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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Not for her, though, and, she told herself by way of encouragement, not for
Gutzon Borglum either. For all his fame and his grand friends like Teddy
Roosevelt and William Randolph Hearst, he had the reputation of being
constantly hard up, ...
Nor did Borglum ever make it clear what the dimensions of the "portrait" were
going to be. Miss Powell chose to imagine something on the same scale as the
heads of the presidents. But what he evidently had in mind was something more
Borglum's patron, Helen C. Plane, a formidable octogenarian Confederate widow
and the president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, actually asked him
to include mounted Klansmen in the relief sculpture since, as she put it, "they ...
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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