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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The dazzling meadow-floor of the valley which they called (in the Miwok tongue)
Ahwahnee, or "gaping mouth," and which its white eulogists, like John Muir,
supposed to be untouched and Edenic, actually looked the way it did because of
Such was the sweetness of his wisdom that, like a boy who has decided not to
outgrow his terrors, he chose as his last project, called Mnemosynt, what was in
effect a gigantic vertical stamp album (though he called it an atlas): screens of ...
In one such company was a munitions man, like all his company from the
badlands of Spanish Estremadura, and called Juan Martin de Albujar. When the
powder remaining to his band exploded, leaving them without shot, he was
punished 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