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Landscape and Memory

Landscape and Memory

by Simon Schama

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/05/2019

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The forest primeval, the river of life, the sacred mount - read Landscape and Memory to have these explained...

Landscape and Memory is a history book unlike any other. In a series of journeys through space and time, it examines our relationship with the landscape around us - rivers, mountains, forests - the impact each of them has had on our culture and imaginations, and the way in which we, in turn, have shaped them to answer our needs.

This is not a conventional history book, but a book that builds up its argument by a series of poetic stories and impressions which cumulatively have the effect of a great novel. The forest primeval, the river of life, the sacred mount - at the end of this wonderful book we understand where these ideas have come from, why they are so compelling and how they still lie all around us.

ISBN:
9780006863489
9780006863489
Category:
General & world history
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-05-2019
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
672
Dimensions (mm):
240x175x35mm
Weight:
1.54kg
Simon Schama

Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. His award-winning books, translated into fifteen languages, include Citizens, Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes, A History of Britain, The Power of Art, Rough Crossings, The American Future, The Face of Britain and The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492).

His art columns for the New Yorker won the National Magazine Award for criticism and his journalism has appeared regularly in the Guardian and the Financial Times where he is Contributing Editor.

He has written and presented more than fifty films for the BBC on subjects as diverse as Tolstoy, American politics, and The Story of the Jews and is co-presenter of a new landmark series on the history of world art, Civilisations.

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