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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Landscape and Memory is a continual delight, learned [and] full of elegant riffs ...
an impressive enrichment of the general sensibility. " — Chicago Tribune "
Deserves to become a classic. . . . Schama is one of those rare, imaginative
For notwithstanding the assumption, commonly asserted in these texts, that
Western culture has evolved by sloughing off its nature myths, they have, in fact,
never gone away. For if, as we have seen, our entire landscape tradition is the
I am also most grateful to Dr. Erp-Houtepan for her great kindness in letting me
read chapters of her thesis on changing attitudes to fences and boundaries in
landscape gardening. On the implications of these definitions, see the brilliant
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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