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 little hill had been given a fresh crown of yellow sand on which rested
roughhewn slabs of polished granite. The stones were engraved with perhaps
five hundred names, listed alphabetically from A to Z, then beginning again with
A names ...
We pointed the Mercedes back north and the countryside opened up into rolling
hills, cultivated fields, the forest still pursuing us darkly at the skyline. Whatever it
had once been, Punsk is now a Lithuanian town; Polish spoken to strangers, the
And Louis XIV's "War of Devolution" waged on the eastern frontier of the kingdom
in 1667 had already added the thickly wooded hills and mountains of the
Franche-Comte to the inventory. Before long the forested hills of the Vosges
would be ...
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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