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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In one , Cole sets a young tree growing from the stone ruins of a Gothic church so
that the architectural form of sacred botany returns , as it were , to its true nature .
In its pair , the huge cross dominating the foreground seems , even when its ...
32 On the Nile the life - assuring obligations of reverence were ritually fulfilled by
priests at stone libation tables , sited by the riverbanks . Eighteen of these
chiselled tables from the region of Mendes survive , and have been carefully
Yet somehow the ensembles of stone , light , and water remained inert . Fontana
and Della Porta ' s fountains sat importantly on their Roman hills , devoid of any
real kinetic animation . The obelisk stood to attention before St . Peter ' s like 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