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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Bur his insistence on the delicate grace and roundness of mountains certainly
undercut the military and athletic rhetoric of climbing, which understandably liked
to stress the perils of the ascent. If they had to, Ruskin implied, they could play ...
It shares the eminence with another work of enduring brilliance and
sophistication: Marjorie Hope Nicolson, Mountain Gloom, Mountain Glory (Ithaca,
1959). Recently there has been a revived interest in art historical scholarship in
the issues of ...
360 Moralists, The (Shaftesbury), 453 Moran, Thomas, 7 More, Jacob, 467
Morison, Fynes, 43 1 Mortimer, John Hamilton, 456 Moser, Gottfried, 1 16 Mosser
, Monique, 540 Mott, Lucretia, illus. 389, 390 mountain caning, 399 as
colonization of ...
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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