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
Resultaten 1-3 van 38
quality on Mount Sinai. They were, he wrote, "free from the passions of the body .
. . and only fight for God ... so famous that from the borders of Ethiopia to the
furthest bounds of Persia, they are spoken of with respect."46 The most famous of
There is a substantial literature on Mount Rushmore, but the extraordinary
subject and the career of its amazing sculptor have not at all been exhausted.
Albert Boime has done much to rekindle critical interest in the monument in, for
446 Taoism and, 407-8 "truth" of mountain art, 504, 506, 508-13 "virtuous"
perspective on, 478-86 vulgarian and sentimentalist attitudes toward, 504 see
also mountain caning; mountain climbing; speeific mountains and ranges Mount
Wat mensen zeggen - Een review schrijven
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