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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Where were the beech trees? For there was everyshing else: ash, aspen, maple,
oak, linden, willow, birch, elm, hornbeams and spindle trees, pine and fir, all
growing in a crazed jumble, amidst a vast botanical charnel house of rotting
Mickiewicz addresses them familiarly as ancestors, kin, friends, but also
reverentially as the pillars of an unwritten, organic constitution: Comrades of
Lithuanian kings, ye trees OfSwitez, Kuszelewo, Bialowieza, Whose shadow
once the ...
But at exactly that time an even more spectacular example of tree idols appeared
in the projections over the south portal at Chartres Cathedral. There, the ... For
there was no other cult in which holy trees did not function as symbols of renewal.
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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