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 yet he feels it will not he hetrayed11 The Jew's dulcimer thus becomes a
musical weapon, unsheathed to turn a wedding party into a patriotic communion.
And Jankicl's performance becomes a musical history of Poland's sorrows and ...
in the thick of an oakwood. This was expressly meant to be a volunteer Home
Guard, and Kersting's trio (who were in fact killed at different times and in different
places of battle) have become allegorical incarnations of the patriotic volunteer.
that became almost an obligatory feature of the portraits painted by
Gainsborough now advertised not merely the substance but the patriotism of the
sitters. Some of the propagandists of the new planting looked to the new king for
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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