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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In extricating the history of the ancient Germans from the monopoly of Italian
interpretation, Celtis played a decisive role in pushing Germany away from the
domination of papal Rome. Attacks on the decadence of the Roman church had
In pursuit of these imps, Warburg, in 1895, did something no self-respecting art
historian of the Italian quattrocento would have dreamed of doing. He undertook
an extraordinary journey into the desert of New Mexico to observe Hopi Indian ...
possibility to propose the only contribution he could make: establishing a learned
journal in the Italian language in ... Italy became an enemy in the spring of 191 5
and Warburg, seething with a sense of personal betrayal, exclaimed, "It's a pity ...
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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