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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Instead, for his first important painting the young Frederick Edwin Church chose
for his American Moses the Reverend Thomas Hooker, in 1636 leading a flock
westward, away from the heavy hand of Old World authority represented by the
Thomas Cole, Tlw Course of Empire: The Areadian or Pastoral State, 1833-36.
Thomas Cole, The Course of Empire: Desolation, 1833-36. Thomas Cole, Home
in the Woods, 1847, detail. his Course of Empire were inscribed in landscapes ...
This is a point well made by Stephen Daniels in his essay "Thomas Cole and the
Course of Empire," in op. cit., 152. 72. Cited in American Paradise: The World of
the Hudson River School (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1988), 127.
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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