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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in the thick of an oakwood. This was expressly meant to be a volunteer Home
Guard, and Kersting's trio (who were in fact killed at different times and in different
places of battle) have become allegorical incarnations of the patriotic volunteer.
The Kerstings were shown in an exhibition of patriotic painting at Dresden in
1814 alongside a painting that became the most enduring of all the icons of the
Freiheitskrieg: Caspar David Friedrich's "Chasseur" in the Forest (color illus. 13).
At Marburg University the lectures of the historian Friedrich Dahlmann and the
grand old man of patriotic poetry, Ernst Moritz Arndt, prompted him to change
course. He became instead a Man of Letters, with a bent for the more theoretical
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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
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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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