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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... keeper of the forest, the bold and ingenious poacher, and the innocent
trespasser were all prime specimens of what Gilpin believed to be English
freedom set in the truest and most picturesque of English scenery: forest scenery.
Yet he ...
The makeover of Wynnstay into a Celtic idyll was eloquent of an important
change in the way the metropolitan center of Britain was beginning to see its
mountain periphery. The starkness of Welsh scenery had long been imagined in
tions between Salvator's sense of artistic isolation and his scenery of isolation,
see Francis Haskell, Patrons and Painters: A Study in the Relations Between
Italian Art and Soeiety in the Aae of the Baroque (New Haven and London, 1980)
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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