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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And at the same time, his title Charcoal for Two Thoutand Years suggested yet
again that the racial archetypes that were proclaimed by the Third Reich to
endure for two millennia would do so only as burned and blackened sacrifices ...
The earliest church of all, Hall thought (and he supplied the illustration that is the
magnificent crowning folly of his entire book), was an entire wickerwork cathedral
, perhaps the kind of thing suggested in Dug- dale's Monasticon Anglicanum ...
It would be as if Sioux religion were merely a dumb echo of the anthropocentric
fixation suggested by Frank Lloyd Wright's reported remark that the heads on
Rushmore made it look as though the mountain had responded to human prayer.
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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