Landscape and memory

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A.A. Knopf, 1995 - Social Science - 652 pages
38 Reviews
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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This book is extremely well researched. - Goodreads
The book is packed with revelations and insights. - Goodreads
Level of scholarship and detail remarkable. - Goodreads
Great ideas buried inside alot of extra writing. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Jesse - Goodreads

An impressive read. Schama certainly knows what he's talking about and he knows what he can talk about. He has numerous examples of how landscape invokes memory, how memory is contained in certain ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jkimballcook Cook - Goodreads

It was okay. I've read a few of Schama's books now, and while he is very good at finding interesting tidbits from history, and making connections to other interesting tidbits, there is little cohesion ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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Prologue The Detour
23
CHAPTER ONE In the Realm of the Lithuanian Bison
37
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Simon Schama is Old Dominion Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University.  He is the author of Citizens, Dead Certainties and An Embarrassment of Riches.  Simon Schama lives in New York with his wife and their two children.

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