Landscape and Memory
Vintage Books, 1995 - 652 pagina's
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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In 1870 Napoleon IIl's empire perished on the battlefields of Sedan and Metz,
crushed by the Prussian army. In Louis XIV's Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, a new
German Reich was ceremonially brought into being. The defeated French state
Thomas Cole, Tlw Course of Empire: The Areadian or Pastoral State, 1833-36.
Thomas Cole, The Course of Empire: Desolation, 1833-36. Thomas Cole, Home
in the Woods, 1847, detail. his Course of Empire were inscribed in landscapes ...
For Gutzon Borglum, only in the New World empire of America — the most heroic,
the most masculine since the Greeks' — could such a thing be imagined, let
alone executed. And that it had been left to white American manhood to realize
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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