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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Whereas the early fathers of the church had been at pains to stress the
severance of Christian from pagan worldviews, the antiquarians of the early
Renaissance effectively brought them together again. And though pagan myth
was heavily ...
Renaissance humanists evidently enjoyed playing games with the teasingly
indistinct boundary between the sacred and the profane. The Christian
monastery "paradise garden" had been defined by its strong enclosing walls; the
emblem both ...
Sec Elisabeth B. MacDougall and Naomi Miller, Fons Sapientiac: Garden
Fountains in Illustrated Books, from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries (
Washington, D.C., and Dumbarton Oaks, 1977); for watercourses in Renaissance
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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