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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To retreat meant becoming helplessly bogged down in the swamp. To cut their
way through the loose Cheruscan ranks, which seemed to come and go with
mercurial swiftness, meant penetrating the terrible woods in an effort to root them
Nowhere does this seem more explicit than in a pair of paintings done a year
before his death, and from their identical formats, mountain horizons, and sunsets
, evidently meant as pendants. In one, Cole sets a young tree growing from the ...
To give the symbol its real due, thus, meant going beyond the habits of the
scholar, beyond classification and elucidation. It meant confronting, in their
shapeless, fright- eningly indeterminate form, the forces behind the device, all of
which were ...
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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