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 penalty, for example, for illegally killing a deer was the removal of both sets
of soft organs: eyes and testicles.37 The bizarre system, codified in Manwood, at
once petty and harsh, was exemplified by the elaborate instructions for ...
In cathedral windows (at Chartres, for example), and in psalters, breviaries, and
Books of Hours, a tree sprouts from the loins of Jesse and rises heavenward to
the Passion, with the Father observing from its crown. So the wooden elevation ...
The secretary of the Royal Horticultural Society, John Lindley, for example,
expressly recommended such conditions in 1830 for orchid cultivation, with the
result that hundreds of thousands of specimens that actually needed cool,
relatively dry ...
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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