Landscape and Memory

Landscape and Memory

by Simon Schama
     
 

ISBN-10: 0679735127

ISBN-13: 9780679735120

Pub. Date: 11/28/1996

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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:
593,447
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.15(h) x 1.43(d)

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