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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Whoever would have imagined that when the poet James Thomson populated
the Alps with "assembling wolves in ranging troops descend," he knew what he
was talking about?2 Shaken, Wal- pole's travelling companion, Thomas Gray, ...
This is a point well made by Stephen Daniels in his essay "Thomas Cole and the
Course of Empire," in op. cit., 151. 71. Cited in American Paradise: The World of
the Hudson River School (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1988), 127.
7, 1739, Correspondence of Thomas Gray, eds. Paget Toynbee and Leonard
Whibley (Oxford, 1935), 125-26. The dog had been given to Walpole by Lord
Conway during his stay in Paris and was named "Tory" after a die-hard Tory
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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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