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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Pending this happy reformation, there were other short-term answers to the
timber famine, the most economic of which was copiously supplied by Nelson
himself, in the shape of captured French ships. Thus it was that the oak of the
For an excellent general account of medieval forest culture (principally French),
see Roland Bech- mann, Trees and Man: The Forest in the Middle Ages, trans.
Katharyn Dunham (New York, 1990). John Perlin, A Forest Journey: The Role of
440,441,443 rivers of, 355, 363-4 Vaux-le-Vicomte and Versailles, 336-43, illus.
33-], 342, 341 see also Fontainebleau forest; French Revolution; Paris Francini,
Tommaso, 277 Francini brothers, 341 Francis, St., 436, illus. 438, 439 Francois I,
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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
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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