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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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 ...
Bur his insistence on the delicate grace and roundness of mountains certainly
undercut the military and athletic rhetoric of ... set forth by the French restoration
architect Viollet-le-Duc, that all mountain granite could be reduced to rhomboid or
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 ...
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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