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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ever its qualities, had a nobler origin than classical.82 The Georgian in him came
to the fore, however, when he concluded that the mark of the success of Gothic
builders was that "no attentive observer ever viewed a regular avenue of well- ...
But no one who stumbled over the origins of the Gothic while contemplating the
wine harvest in the Medoc should be so summarily dismissed. It was 1785. Hall,
who described the incident in his Estay on the Origins, History and Principles of ...
But it was in France, where he was sent into raptures by the Gothic cathedrals,
that he hit on a way to demonstrate, empirically, just how their forms had "
naturally" evolved. As he watched the French vineyard laborers coming back
from the ...
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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