Landscape and Memory
A.A. Knopf, 1995 - 652 pagina's
"Opening a radically new and original path into history, Simon Schama explores the scenery of our Western culture, both real landscapes and landscapes of the mind that have given us our sense of homeland, the dark woods of our imagined origins. What unfolds is a series of compelling journeys through space and time: from the ancient woodland of Poland, a symbol over the centuries of national endurance, through the forest birthplace of the German psyche, to the Big Trees of Yosemite that gave a new nation its holy past. Through all of history, from pre-classical antiquity to the Third Reich and beyond, Schama uncovers the myths and memories that have stamped themselves on our most basic social instincts and institutions: territorial identity, the wild and domestic, mortality and immortality."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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But the scene of fishing smacks and boats gliding along in the dark is straight out
of Millbank , 1797 Aert van de Neer and the Dutch nocturnal tradition , so that the
whole riverscape is bathed in the Romantic moonglow of unhistorical time and ...
The aesthetic regurgitation of geological awfulness was exactly what Karel van
Mander meant when he described Pieter Bruegel the Elder as swallowing whole
mountains and rocks and vomiting them up again on canvases and panels ...
And in that summer of his Alpine ordination , 1833 , Ruskin did his best to capture
, in a pen drawing , the “ whole ” of Mont Blanc , producing , alas , only a
fantastically exaggerated pile of pinnacles like beaten egg whites . 94 Starting
with the ...
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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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