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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Sometimes that woodland ethnicity surfaced even beyond the formal borders of
the Reich. In 1873 the painter Edmund Kanoldt discovered, to his horror, that the
ancient oakwood of La Serpentara at Olevano, east of Rome, was doomed to be
See Sextus Julius Frontinus, ThcStratcgemsznd The Aqueducts of Rome, trans.
Charles Bennett, ed. Mary B. McElwain (Cambridge, Mass., 1980). 76. See, for
example, the discussion in John Baptist Knipping, Iconography of the Counter- ...
For Renaissance hydraulics, fountains, and grottoes, see M. Fagiolo, "II
significato dell'acqua e la dialettica del giardino," in Fagiolo, ed., Natura e artificio
(Rome, 1981), 144-53 an<^ 176-89; Claudia Lazzaro- Bruno, "The Villa Lante at
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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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