I have a tendency to check out one too many books from the library. By the time it comes time to return them, I have only soaked up bits and pieces of each book. One such book is Landscape and Memory by Simon Schama. Schama takes a deep dive look into the myths associated with landscape. How they have affected religion, thought, history, etc.
It’s a heavy and lengthy book. I quickly glanced through it. The only “contemporary” artist mentioned was Anselm Kiefer. The majority of the book is devoted to artwork prior to 1900. I’m returning it (because I have to), but I intend to revisit it another day. If you have any experience with the book or its topic, please share in the comments below.
Some artwork I want to keep fresh in my memory: