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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The verdant cross, on the other hand, a symbol of death proclaiming the vitality of
organic life, would have been immediately recognizable to Aby Warburg as a
felicitous oxymoron. We can assume as much, since the one page that he wrote
63 From the very beginning, then, they are planted together as necessary
opposites; the Tree of Life guarded so that, in the form of the Cross, it could
redeem the Fall. In chapter 7 of the first-century apocryphal Gospel of Nicodemus
, Christ ...
tion of all the myths and symbols of the living cross that he has set a "dry tree,"
represented by a fir pole, strangely stripped of branches and needles, parallel to,
and just to the left of, the cross itself. At the back of the painting, the house of ...
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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