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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It was John Muir, the prophet of wilderness, who actually characterized Yosemite
as a "park valley" and celebrated its resemblance to an "artificial landscape-
garden . . . with charming groves and meadows and thickets of blooming bushes.
Hutchings could then accommodate them in the Mammoth Tree Cottage Hotel, a
pretty building, five miles from the grove, boasting splashing fountains, a
balustraded balcony, and appointments comfortable enough for the ladies, who
There is nothing of the gloomy groves about such places. They present instead a
spectacle of enchantment, a radiantly lit tabernacle ventilated by gusts of spiritual
good cheer. No wonder God's greenery in such places seems so irrepressibly ...
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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