Landscape and Memory
A.A. Knopf, 1995 - 652 pagina's
"Opening a radically new and original path into history, Simon Schama explores the scenery of our Western culture, both real landscapes and landscapes of the mind that have given us our sense of homeland, the dark woods of our imagined origins. What unfolds is a series of compelling journeys through space and time: from the ancient woodland of Poland, a symbol over the centuries of national endurance, through the forest birthplace of the German psyche, to the Big Trees of Yosemite that gave a new nation its holy past. Through all of history, from pre-classical antiquity to the Third Reich and beyond, Schama uncovers the myths and memories that have stamped themselves on our most basic social instincts and institutions: territorial identity, the wild and domestic, mortality and immortality."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Such was the sweetness of his wisdom that , like a boy who has decided not to
outgrow his terrors , he chose as his last project , called Mnemosyne , what was
in effect a gigantic vertical stamp album ( though he called it an atlas ) : screens
But for many foreign Alpine travellers , the mountain passes remained more of an
ordeal than an opportunity to sample the work of the Sovereign Architect , ” as
Gesner called him . Cellini was terrified , Montaigne depressed , Fynes Morison ...
Two years before publishing part 5 of Modern Painters , which he called “ Of
Mountain Beauty , ” he produced a watercolor of a single large boulder , and
called the fantastic , polychrome composition A Fragment of the Alps ( color illus .
39 ) .
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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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