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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Germany was not yet out of the woods, and neither was Anselm Kiefer. In 1974
he drew on the national reverence for both wood caning and woodcut engraving
to produce a series of prints in which "Germany's facial types" were seen barely ...
For while the rivers of the ancient world brought the principle of circulation to
settled societies — the Osirian gifts of harvests, exchange, law, and empire —
they were, at the same time, seen as the carriers of havoc and death. The
Nilometers at ...
... of salvation, the open grassy plains of the llano stretching down to the
riverbank: some of the most beautiful countrey that ever mine eyes beheld, and
wherwithal that we had seen before was nothing but woods, prickles, bushes and
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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