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 one, Cole sets a young tree growing from the stone ruins of a Gothic church so
that the architectural form of sacred botany returns, as it were, to its true nature. In
its pair, the huge cross dominating the foreground seems, even when its ...
Even the color of the wine flowing through the stone runnels celebrated the time
just before inundation (in the third week of July), when the river in Lower Egypt
took on a reddish hue as the clay sediment of the White Nile mixed with the
Yet somehow the ensembles of stone, light, and water remained inert. Fontana
and Della Porta's fountains sat importantly on their Roman hills, devoid of any
real kinetic animation. The obelisk stood to attention before St. Peter's like a ...
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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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