Landscape and Memory

Landscape and Memory

by Simon Schama
     
 

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679735120
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
484,234
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.15(h) x 1.43(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. 1Wood
Prologue: The Detour
Ch. 1In the Realm of the Lithuanian Bison
Ch. 2Der Holzweg: The Track Through the Woods
Ch. 3The Liberties of the Greenwood
Ch. 4The Verdant Cross
Pt. 2Water
Ch. 5Streams of Consciousness
Ch. 6Bloodstreams
Pt. 3Rock
Ch. 7Dinocrates and the Shaman: Altitude, Beatitude, Magnitude
Ch. 8Vertical Empires, Cerebral Chasms
Pt. 4Wood, Water, Rock
Ch. 9Arcadia Redesigned
Notes
A Bibliographic Guide
Acknowledgements
Index
Color plates follow pages 18, 82, 114, 210, 338, and 530

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