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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Instead, as Baron von Brincken noted, the customs of blood sports remained
unapologetically primitive: "The hunter pursues his game as he pleases without
submitting to any rules whatsoever; his equipment consisting solely of ...
He then cited tribes in Gaul and Spain which continued to use whole tree trunks
to create a structure which, in its essence, was a primitive form of the constituents
of classical architecture: columns, entablature, and pediment. And as Joseph ...
In 1753 the ex- Jesuit Marc-Antoine Laugier published his Essay on the Origins
of Architecture. Laugier recycled Vitruvius's account of the beginnings of human
habitation but represented primitive man as using tree timber only after becoming
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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