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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His last letter to Thomas Love Peacock from Chamonix, which spoke of "extatic
wonder not unallied to madness" at the sight of Mont Blanc, is not a song of
rapture. The approach through the valley he found daunting, the mountain walls ...
Saussure is most accessible in his Journal d'un voyage a Chamouni a la cime du
Mont Blanc (1787; reprint, Lyon, 1926). I must thank Alix Cooper for allowing me
to see her unpublished paper on Deodat de Dolomicu: "From the Alps to Egypt ...
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