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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The presumption was that the wilderness was out there, somewhere, in the
western heart of America, awaiting discovery, and that it would be the antidote for
the poisons of industrial society. But of course the healing wilderness was as
But the garlanded stone seems not so much inserted as planted on its tussock,
and, growing there, as much a piece of the wilderness landscape as the
autumnal trees, the migrating birds, and the grieving warrior. And it was, surely,
that little ...
And when those topiary walls gave access, past the herms, to a "sacred grove," it
was usually a carefully contained, and cosmetically preserved, form of wilderness
. The only beasts that lurked amidst the elms were stone lions and panthers, ...
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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