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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Jean -Jacques Rousseau's Discourse on the Origins of Inequality, on the other
hand, published two years after Laugier's evocation of the primitive hut, was
much more committed to recovering the natural from the classical; reversing
Like many other travellers of his generation, he pieced together his cosmology
from oral traditions; fragments of classical texts, often garbled (like Herodotus and
Diodorus Siculus); Ptolemaic geography; and the fantastic assertions of late ...
But such scenes were actually only a small part of Salva- tor's output, which was
dominated, like any Baroque artist who sought to be taken seriously, by histories,
sacred and classical, and by portraits. At some point toward the end of the ...
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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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