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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So the "little waddling Fresh-Man of Peter- house," as Gray described himself,
and the "long ungainly mortal of King's" set off together on the journey that would
provide the first unequivocally Romantic account of mountain sublimity, nearly
Shortsighted as he is, and only able to crawl along very carefully, Ramond sees a
horsefly and a mountain earwig maneuvering with careless ease over the rock.
So much tor our god-like omniscience, he thinks. "A feeble insect plays about ...
Like Henriette cl'Angeville, Ruskin addressed Mont Blanc as "Mount Beloved,"
and he reserved for the mountains a tenderness and intensity of feeling he only
managed for women late in his life. And as if the hills were indeed his best
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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