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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He is a fine looking stalwart old grizzly-hunter, a miner of the '49 days, wears a
noble full beard hued like his favorite game, but no head covering of any kind
since he recovered from a head fever which left his head intolerant even of a
There, the foliate heads seem to have been chosen by Abbot Thierry with an eye
to their suitability for Christian ... from his mischievous whiskers, served as the
pious sign of the eucharist; another head, disgorging acorn-loaded oak twigs, ...
But this is to reckon without what was inside those heads: the force of ingenuity
and will. ... of the 1920s, put the matter in terms Borglum would undoubtedly have
endorsed: Gutzon Borglum, head of Thomas Jefferson, Mount Rush more.
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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