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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If we set it alongside his other tree, drawn and engraved at the same time, around
163 5-36, their relationship seems to echo the ancient Christian traditions of dead
and living trees; of the world and the spirit; of knowledge and life. Callot's Tree ...
The way round it takes more than one day. On the sides of the mountain trees are
scarce. Many birds of various kinds fly round the mountain in flocks, but the
mountain itself would seem to be without plants or moisture, and is far from any
paymaster-general's office, like countless other hacks in the French Grub Street
chronicled by Robert Darnton, Ramond had tried, with little success, to make a
living from essays submitted to precarious journals, the most promising of which ...
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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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