Landscape and Memory

ISBN-10: 0679735127
ISBN-13: 9780679735120
Edition: 1996
Authors: Simon Schama
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/5/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.662
Language: English

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

Simon Schama is the author of The Embarrassment of Riches, Citizens, Landscape and Memory, and most recently, Rembrandt's Eyes. He is currently Old Dominion Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University. The second installment of his epic history of Britain is due to be published in April 2001.

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

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