Landscape and memory is a long book it is hard not to be impressed by the shear number of pages simon schama can put out and his subject matter the cultural perception of landscape and its use in national discourses is one i enjoy. About landscape and memory a time magazine best books of the year in landscape and memory award winning author simon schama ranges over continents and centuries to reveal the psychic claims that human beings have made on naturehe tells of the nazi cult of the primeval german forest the play of christian and pagan myth in berninis fountain of the four rivers and the duel between a . Landscape and memory ken taylor any landscape is a condition of the spirit henri frdric amiel abstract one of our deepest needs is for a sense of identity and belonging and a common denominator in this is human attachment to landscape and how we find identity in landscape and place landscape. Landscape and memory mostly evades the documentary duties normally expected of war photography rttgers work instead confronts the afghanistan war in the context of broader cultural attitudes based in mythologies so deeply engrained that they can become invisible. Landscape and memory ranges widely in time and place and many people walk through its pages not only painters and poets but also popes and politicians from a discussion of his familys
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