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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And when the grandly titled National Federation of Business and Professional
Women's Clubs signed on for the campaign, that "Mount Rushmore woman"
stopped being a joke at Washington cocktail parties. Nineteen thirty-six was an
chuckled at the very idea now put their names to a bill supporting the inclusion of
Susan B. Anthony on the Mount Rushmore monument, much to the horror of Pete
Norbeck. Eleanor wrote to Borglum; harassed Franklin. Franklin procrastinated ...
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
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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