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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Tyzenhaus was first and foremost an aggressive political economist, anxious to
do something productive with Lithuania's vast potential. Because of their sacred
place in the theology of the royal hunt, the ancient frontier forests had been
But in an age when enumerating national assets was the chief obsession of the "
political arithmeticians" of the Treasury and the Admiralty, little comfort would
have been drawn from comparing the eighth of the British land surface that ...
But among this roll call of landed magnates and political grandees were many
who, as the Royal Society of Arts' prize lists indicate, had already become the
pioneers of planting programs on their estates.73 As Evelyn's faithful disciple,
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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