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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But he also belonged to a religious world where sculptors and architects had,
from the middle of the fifteenth century onward, ornamented church interiors with
living bowers, the columns and vaults sprouting tendrils and leaves. In some of
Oliver Wendell Holmes, writing in the Atlantic Monthly, extolled the pictures as
fully the equal of the greatest productions of Western art and their subjects, the
authentic, living monuments of pristine America. Suddenly Yosemite became a ...
If we set it alongside his other tree, drawn and engraved at the same time, around
1635-36, their relationship seems to echo the ancient Christian traditions of dead
and living trees; of the world and the spirit; of knowledge and life. Callot's Tree ...
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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