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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quality on Mount Sinai. They were, he wrote, "free from the passions of the body .
. . and only fight for God ... so famous that from the borders of Ethiopia to the
furthest bounds of Persia, they are spoken of with respect."46 The most famous of
R.A.P., "Notes on the Mount Rushmore Struggle," Powell Papers, p. 3. 6. Gutzon
Borglum to Eleanor Roosevelt, May 1 3, 1936, copy to R.A.P., Powell Papers. 7.
Cited in Rex Alan Smith, The Carving of Mount Rushmore (New York, 1985 ), 3 1
4°5 Mount "Bagistane," 405 Mount Eden, 415 Mount Ktaadn, 571, 575 Mount
Rushmore monument, 15-16, illus. ... 398-9 magnitude issue, 394-5 origin of, 397
-8 Mount Sinai, 414-15 Mount Taurus, 424, 426 Mount Yun-tai, 408 Muir, John, 7,
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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
Prologue The Detour
CHAPTER ONE In the Realm of the Lithuanian Bison
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