Landscape and Memory

Vintage Books, 1995 - 652 pagina's
57 Recensies
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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A work of startling ambition, executed in brief vignettes of anecdote, history, and art scholarship. I had had my eye on Landscape and Memory ever since I first saw it on the shelf at the Mudd, but ... Volledige recensie lezen

Review: Landscape And Memory

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This book sat on my book shelf for at least fifteen years, occasionally being picked up for some browsing, looking at the pictures, or reading a little section here and there. I've actually read it ... Volledige recensie lezen



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Simon Schama is Old Dominion Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University.††He is the author of Citizens, Dead Certainties and An Embarrassment of Riches.††Simon Schama lives in New York with his wife and their two children.

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