Landscape and Memory
Vintage, 1996 - 652 pagina's
A Time Magazine Best Books of the Year. In Landscape and Memory, award-winning author Simon 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, as encyclopedic as The Golden Bough and as irresistibly readable as Schama's own Citizens.
"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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IT IS HARD to decide which is more amazing: that the Alpine Club ever asked
John Ruskin to be a member, or that he consented to join. In the year that
Whymper and Charles Hudson climbed the treacherous Aiguille Verte of Mont
96 Ruskin did not mean to go out of his way to offend the Matterhorn climbers by
characterizing its peak as curved rather than jagged, for he had come to this
conclusion long before Whymper and Hudson launched their "assault" on the ...
The literature on Ruskin is, of course, as immense as his own output. Among the
more recent studies of particular interest with respect to Ruskin's perception of
mountains is Elizabeth K. Helsinger, Ruskin and the Art of the Beholder ...
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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