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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In 1658 he published The Freneh Gardener and a year later had sent to the
physicist Robert Boyle plans for the establishment of a collegiate retreat,
conceived as a self-sufficient Roman villa. In 1662 John Evelyn stared, heartsick,
at whole ...
Published along with his survey, the acorns of his mythical geography took sturdy
root. No one worked harder in the plantation of greenwood myth, though, than the
antiquarian Joseph Ritson. In 1795, he published his two-volume Robin ...
By the time they met, Goethe had almost certainly read Herder's Silvac Criticac (
Kritischen Walder), published just the year before and which set out his beliefs on
the organic development of distinctive tongues and idioms. The architectural ...
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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