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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Much less well known than Asher Durand's memorial tribute, and only recently
rediscovered, Church's painting is nonetheless of a substantial size and
grandeur (color illus. 22). Even more explicitly than Kindred Spirits, Church's To
mosaic in the apse of San Clemente in Rome, where the cross rises from a vast
acanthus, to a fifteenth-century breviary by the Ermengau Master (color illus. 23),
in which the bent boughs of the palmate cross rhyme with the mortified rib cage ...
His England: Richmond Hill, on the Prince Regent's Birthday, for example,
exhibited in 18 19, offers a vast panorama of the river as it makes the classic
bend to the south (color illus. 28). And there is even some plausibly rendered
barge traffic ...
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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