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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... and poetical sensibility seemed effortlessly and wittily married: the
Enlightenment of the eighteenth century (color illus. 4). ... some enthusiast
thought to go one better than the botanical volumes that merely illustrated the
taxonomy of trees.
... never be exactly in the middle of the picture"2' (color illus. 21). It was meant as
a literal illustration of the sentimental verses of Mrs. Felicia Hemans that featured
yet another mourning Indian brave seated before a hummock, "his arms folded ...
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