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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But his imitators and vul- garizers multiplied like toadstools in the autumn rain,
whether, like Otto Freucht, they insisted on the redemptive uniqueness of
woodland society, or, like Kurt Hueck, issued ringing calls to defend the integrity
of the ...
Simon Schama. Yet there have been, in postwar Germany, those who have been
willing to re-enter the forest of German history, not as innocent scouts but as
woodland exorcists, determined to track down the ogres of myth in their own lair.
2. Not surprisingly, a village with this name no longer exists. But for the history of
the farm and its sequestration, see Hutchins, op. cit., 1:489. 3. Ibid., 2:63. 4.
William Gilpin, Remarks on Forest Scenery and Other Woodland Views, 2 vols.,
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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
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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