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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Objectively, of course, the various ecosystems that sustain life on the planet
proceed independently of human agency, just as they operated before the hectic
ascendancy of Homo sapiens. But it is also true that it is difficult to think of a
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 ...
Of course there had been nothing in his science to tell Saussure, when he had
gazed up at the mountain for the first time from the valley in 1760, what standing
atop it would feel like. He had only the lines of his friend and mentor Haller, his ...
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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