Landscape and Memory
A.A. Knopf, 1995 - 652 pagina's
"Opening a radically new and original path into history, Simon Schama explores the scenery of our Western culture, both real landscapes and landscapes of the mind that have given us our sense of homeland, the dark woods of our imagined origins. What unfolds is a series of compelling journeys through space and time: from the ancient woodland of Poland, a symbol over the centuries of national endurance, through the forest birthplace of the German psyche, to the Big Trees of Yosemite that gave a new nation its holy past. Through all of history, from pre-classical antiquity to the Third Reich and beyond, Schama uncovers the myths and memories that have stamped themselves on our most basic social instincts and institutions: territorial identity, the wild and domestic, mortality and immortality."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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And in Gianlorenzo Bernini they would get one. vi Bernini and the Four Rivers
The fountains of Versailles were in their infancy when Bernini told his French
minder, Freart de Chantelou, that all his life he had been "un amico dell'acqua."
78 He ...
Bernini already knew enough of the new pressure- driven hydraulics to force the
water through the shell, as if it were the liquid equivalent of the sound, and down
into a great cascade. Aside from fulfilling his obligation to represent the cardinal ...
Sensing Innocent's uncertainty, Niccolo Ludovisi, the prince of Piombino and
Yenosa, a supporter of Bernini and married to Innocent's niece Constanza,
intervened on the sculptor's behalf. Early in 1647 he encouraged Bernini to
produce a ...
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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
Prologue The Detour
chapter one In the Realm of the Lithuanian Bison
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