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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Prussia extended so far to the east that it was a logical market for whatever the
old Polish provinces could supply. ... A classic turn-of-the- century hysteria about
finite supplies sent lumber prices into orbital inflation, driving the engine of ...
... by Catherine de' Medici and who created the ultimate grotto at Saint-Germain-
en-Laye, studded with lustrous enamel crustaceans, also devoted himself to
applying the principles of Alexandrian hydraulics to the urban supply of water.
nobility, with supplies of fresh water. Into the bargain he was also prepared to
conduct the water through a system of pipes (most of them hollowed tree trunks)
to the badly depleted public fountains of the city. The pumping energy was to be ...
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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