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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Et in Arcadia Ego ±. here have always been two kinds of arcadia: shaggy and
smooth; dark and light; a place of bucolic leisure and a place of primitive panic. I
was about ten when I discovered both of them, not two miles from my doorstep.
And by the time Sir Philip Sidney came to invent a poetic Arcadia for his sister,
the countess of Pembroke, its original landscape and manners had become
unrecognizably altered. "The countrey Arcadia" apparently had been singular
342 aqueducts, 286 arcadia architecture and, 530, 536 Bialowieza forest as, 48-9
Chinese gardens, 542 and illus., illus. 543 enclosed gardens, illus. $32-3, 534-8,
illus. $36, 562 in England, 517-25, 538-40 et in arcadia ego, 519 fabriques ...
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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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