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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John Robert Cozens had arrived at his uniquely unsettling vision of the
mountains through an arduous eighteenth -century ascent. The pioneers of
Alpine sublimity, Gray and Walpole, had played with sensory brinkmanship,
urging those who ...
The myth of a mountain utopia was not invented, so much as reinvented, in the
eighteenth century. In the homegrown sixteenth-century eulogies of city Swiss
like Conrad Gesner, extolling the frugal robustness and artless virtue of the ...
The budding enthusiasm for mountain scenery in eighteenth-century Britain is
superbly analyzed by Maicohn Andrews, The Seareh for the Piceuresque
Landscape: Aestheties and Tourism in Britain, 1-60-1800 (Stanford, 1989); and
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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