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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In all of the earliest versions, however, Robin is that perfectly intermediate figure:
the yeoman. ... Sir Richard-at-Lee, the poor knight who figures in all the early
editions of the Geste, has been forced to mortgage his estate to a rapacious
It took the basic idea of the Triton fountain further by mounting a figure on top of
an irregular structure, part stone, part shell, from which water would pour into a
shallow basin. The figure (wonderfully drawn by Bernini) was a variation on the ...
There was one famous exception: the extraordinary tacro bosco at Bomarzo, near
Viterbo, created, for once, in the midst of a genuine forest and where the ground
was littered with monstrous heads, and figures either in tortured combat or ...
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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