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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We know, for example, that the herd belonging to the monastic domain of St.
Remi at Longeville numbered four hundred and fifteen, and comprised one
hundred and forty "young pigs," ten "great boars," one hundred and sixty -five
sows, and ...
No sentimental respecter of maternity, Gale stripped the tree of its fragrant, dark-
ridged bark to a height of a hundred and sixteen feet and shipped the pieces east
, where they were stitched back together and the hollow giant shown as a ...
Over a hundred feet tall, it was hauled to San Giovanni in Laterano. And the last
of the four also lay broken in the Circus Max- imus and was set upright in the
Piazza del Popolo in the spring of 1589.TM But Sixtus was not yet finished with
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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