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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To be fair to Coxe (and one could scarcely be less fair than his perfidious
translator), there are many passages where the worst that Ramond can do is to
complement rather than contradict the author. The most important of these joint
And before Ramond knew it, he was caught up in the infamous Diamond
Necklace Affair, in which the cardinal was fooled into buying and presenting the
jewelry to someone he supposed was the queen. The whole farcical business
was made ...
surrounded both above and below by cloud, mist, and granular snow, his power
of measurement, of relative scale, is alarmingly disrupted. And "suddenly" the "
earth disappeared." Not only the earth, actually, but Ramond's spectacles, when,
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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