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 statue stayed there until 1872, when a bronze cast was taken to replace the
rotted wood of Rush's original figures. But five years later a much more
spectacular homage to the work was provided by Philadelphia's most gifted artist,
ii Primitives and Pastorals You would never know it from the languid nymphs and
shepherds that populate the pastoral landscapes of the Renaissance, but the
mark of the original Arcadians was their bestiality. Their presiding divinity, Pan, ...
For the pleasure and exhilaration of creating an original form of the arguments in
this book I must thank the producers Jane Alexander and Tony Cash, who had,
from the beginning, unwavering faith in the project; Kim Evans, director of music ...
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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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