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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"Formerly man had been part of nature; now he was the exploiter of nature. ... to
feed populations whose demands (whether for necessities or luxuries) provoked
yet further technological innovations, which in turn exhausted natural resources,
Just as Clio, the Muse of history, owed her beginnings to her mother, Mnemosyne
, a more instinctual and primal persona, so the reasoned culture of the West, with
its graceful designs of nature, was somehow vulnerable to the dark demiurges ...
Ecological Revolutions: Nature, Gender and Seience in New England (Chapel
Hill, 1989). Victor Ferkiss, Nature, Teehnology, and Soeiety: Cultural Roots of the
Current Environmental Crisis (New York and London, 1993) is a more ...
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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