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
Memory. Simon Schama was born in London, in 1945, and since 1966 has
taught history at Cambridge, Oxford, and Harvard universities. He is now Old
Dominion Foundation Professor of the Humanities in the departments of art
history and ...
None of this means that when we, too, set off on the trail of "social memory" we
will inevitably end up in places where, in a century of horror, we would rather not
go, places that represent a reinforcement of, rather than an escape from, public ...
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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