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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specifically contrasted the "castled crags . . . vine-clad hills and ancient villages"
of the Rhine with the "natural majesty" of the Hudson. "Its shores are not
besprinkled with venerated ruins or the palaces of princes; but there are
flourishing towns ...
Both men had an emotional investment in the vision — Borglum because he had
first seen the Hills on his second honeymoon; Robinson because his notion had
been voted, then repudiated a week later, by a South Dakota women's club.20 ...
When Vitruvius writes of paintings of "rivers, springs, straits, temples, groves, hills,
cattle, shepherds," it is as wall decoration for the exedra — the portico or
vestibule area meant for seated conversations.15 "Satyric" landscapes, featuring
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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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