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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"They live separated and scattered, according as spring-water, meadow or grove
appeals to each man. . . . Everyone keeps a clear space around his house." And
that separation preserves them from an overbearing collective authority; protects
Thomas A. Awes, The Mammoth Tree Grove, Calaveras County, tinted lithograph.
peropolis and Murphy's Camp. Hutchings could then accommodate them in the
Mammoth Tree Cottage Hotel, a pretty building, five miles from the grove, ...
There is nothing of the gloomy groves about such places. They present instead a
spectacle of enchantment, a radiantly lit tabernacle ventilated by gusts of spiritual
good cheer. No wonder God's greenery in such places seems so irrepressibly ...
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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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