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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What they all share is a fateful implication in national, tribal myth: a force hard to
resist, but which leads up the forest path, to a wooden grave. Evidently, Kiefer did
not share the view, popular among empirical historians in the 1960s, that the ...
conspicuously missing from Kiefer's wooden pantheon), whose embrace of myth
fired their hostility to natural -rights individualism, and the democratic politics that
protects it. Carlo Ginzburg, a fearsome prosecutor in these matters, has recently ...
ence, it was left to art historians and psychologists to take seriously the possibility
that myth and magic might obstinately make themselves felt, encoded in symbolic
forms, in a world where, as Rudolf Wittkower has put it, "our lives are fenced in ...
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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