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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The obelisk stood (as indeed it had for the Egyptians) for the divine light of the
sun; the elephant, by virtue of its mass, for the earth within whose belly the dead
lay entombed. As the elephant carried fluid to its body, so the dead seeds were ...
The Romans were aware that the obelisks were objects of religious adoration for
the Egyptians, rays of the sun symbolized by pointed columns of stone. Most of
them had been taken from temples at Thebes and Heliopolis where they had ...
What Innocent wanted was a glorification of the obelisk he was re-erecting in the
Piazza Navona in time for the Holy Year of 1650. For these jubilees were
occasions of conspicuous sacred display in a city packed with pilgrims;
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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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