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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But though environmental history offers some of the most original and
challenging history now being written, it inevitably tells the same dismal tale: of
land taken, exploited, exhausted; of traditional cultures said to have lived in a
relation of ...
It was the vulgar functionalism of Hall's efforts to reproduce the original
construction of Gothic that most offended critics like Friedrich von Schlegel. (
Though he also unjustly ridiculed Hall for claiming to have made an original
ii Primitives and Pastorals You would never know it from the languid nymphs and
shepherds that populate the pastoral landscapes of the Renaissance, but the
mark of the original Arcadians was their bestiality. Their presiding divinity, Pan, ...
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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