Landscape and memory
A.A. Knopf, 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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Some claimed that brazilwood was as hard and as watertight as the best English
oak, or Cape stinkwood or New Zealand kauri or Sierra Leone teak. There was,
though, a source of timber much closer than these remote colonial rain forests.
John Leland, Henry VTH's antiquary, inaugurated the genre of the English river
poem in 1 545 with his Cygnea Cantio (Swan Song). With twelve companions,
the swan (a bird so powerfully royal that the Crown strictly reserved to itself the
Napoleon's sergeant had built himself a little empire; in the reign of "Napoleon le
Petit" he had become an institution — even, as his guide became translated into
English, an international institution. Painters from Holland, Germany, and ...
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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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