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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Simon Schama. ;v fohn Robert Cozens, Between Chamonix and Martigny, 1778.
39- John Ruskin, A Fragment of the Alps, 1854. 40.
And she already knew enough about the vagaries of the weather to be prepared
for both cold and heat, taking, for example, a straw Chamonix sun hat and a full
fur bonnet. But Henriette was also unapologetic about the items which simply ...
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 ...
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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