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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Did Kiefer take the morbidity of the trees to heart? He had grown up in
Donaueschingen, close to the Black Forest, and now the closest town of any size
was Buchen: "the beeches." He also had a weakness for puns which made him
die Kiefer, ...
Like his guru (in this case, not too extravagant a term), Kiefer saw himself in revolt
against what he took to be the bourgeois pabulum of commercial culture. And
also like Beuys, he meant to reject the a historical and cosmopolitan modernism
For Kiefer's early career, see the excellent exhibition catalogue by Mark
Rosenthal, Anselm Kiefer (Chicago and Philadelphia, 1987), 12-30. 100. The
artist quotcd in Gotz Adriani, The Books of Anselm Kiefer (New York, 1991), 28.
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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