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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This consistency of behavior, Critias continues, was the essential reason why the
temples and monuments of Egypt were better preserved than anywhere else;
what made the Nile, in fact, the river of longevity, of memory.32 On the Nile the ...
In October 1838, on his thirty-eighth birthday, while travelling to Italy, Macaulay
stopped to admire the river Rhone, "blue, rushing, healthful-looking," and was
moved to ponder "the singular love and veneration which rivers excite in those
So he carefully selected sites on the Loire (the least commercially navigable of
the great French rivers) like Blois and ... At the mouth of the Seine, at Quilleboeuf,
the river is dominated by the huge, encrusted mass of the Chateau Gaillard.
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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