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
Resultaten 1-3 van 24
When the sun came out she suddenly felt "des elans du coeur" (catches of the
heart) when she thought of Mont Blanc, and was so overcome by the emotion that
coursed through her body that it sent her to the erotic Song of Solomon to ...
Seven months later, in March 1852, Albert opened "The Ascent of Mont Blanc" at
the Egyptian Hall in London, where a pasteboard Swiss chalet at the entrance
announced the show. Girls in Swiss costumes showed the public to their seats.
413, 430 Montagu, Jennifer, 294 Montaigne, Michel de, 431 Montalto, Cardinal,
289 Mont Blanc, 422, 472-3, 475, 489-90 ascents of, 463, 464-6, 490-4, illus. 493
, 495-8 Ruskin's drawing of, 508 Smith's show about, 498-502 "Mont Blanc" ...
Wat mensen zeggen - Een review schrijven
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
31 andere gedeelten niet weergegeven