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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Two years after Gray and Walpole went in search of horror, another pair of
Englishmen, William Windham and Richard Pococke, undertook a journey to the
glacier of Mont Blanc in a quite different frame of mind. Where the Romantic
Not only the earth, actually, but Ramond's spectacles, when, on the horrendous
face of Mont Perdu, they fall into a crevass. ... And the White Mountain itself called
from him one of his very darkest and most disturbing poems. u "Mont Blanc" ...
413, 430 Montagu, Jennifer, 294 Montaigne, Michel de, 43 1 Montalto, Cardinal,
289 Mont Blane, 412, 472-3, 475, 489-90 ascents of, 463, 464-6, 490-4, illus. 493
, 495-8 Ruskin's drawing of, 508 Smith's show about, 498-502 "Mont Blanc" ...
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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