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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Once printed, the Germania took on a life of its own and the Guarnieri manuscript
slipped back into drowsy obscurity in the palazzo library in the hills back of
Ancona. Revolution arrived in the 1790s and the male line of the Guarnieri ...
In the summer of 1776, while John Robert Cozens was revolutionizing the
imagery of the western Alps, Coxe took the son of the earl of Pembroke into the
high mountains of the northeast ranges. The itinerary was itself significant in that
it was ...
It took a week for someone in the gang to liberate a file from a paternal toolbox,
and another week of furtive after- school filing, before we got the chain off. Taking
turns to saw away at the flaking chain made us feel happily wicked, though we ...
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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