“Schama explores the mysterious contradictions of the Dutch nation that invented itself from the ground up, attained an unprecedented level of affluence, and. Schama explores the mysterious contradictions of the Dutch nation that invented itself from the ground up, attained an unprecedented level of. Dive deep into Simon Schama’s The Embarrassment of Riches with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion.
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And it is in the attitude to wealth were we see those two currents, the Humanist and the Calvinist, having to come to the most delicate accord.
The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age
Schama is very entertaining a second time round. Embarrqssment wasn’t fond of it, it’s dry. The Dutch are famous for their tolerance, innovation, art and science. Considering the book was written in the late s, it still feels and reads with relevancy.
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A heavy one, a times a bit of a struggle but to quote Spinoza, a resident of Amsterdam in the Golden Age: All too well-regulated by the severely dressed embwrrassment in their black silk and high white collars? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Schama includes one of the best discussions I have read of the roots and significance of the Tulip mania of the s. For the culture that Schama strives to identify goes further and deeper than select and precious objects of cult.
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Peter Burke reviews ‘The Embarrassment of Riches’ by Simon Schama · LRB 12 November
For little Holland was the steadfast hero that faced off flood, wresting land away from water through the building of dikes and pumping windmills, a forge of communitarian feeling if ever there was one. I myself found myself slugging towards the summit in certain chapters simply to get further along into the sections that held more of my interest. SS is an expert on art as well as history, and a large part part of the charm of this marvelously well researched book is the frequent citation of assumptions implicit in frequently onweerstaanbaar Dutch painting to prove his point.
Schama explores the mysterious contradictions of the Dutch nation that invented itself from the ground up, attained an unprecedented level of affluence, and lived in constant dread of being corrupted by happiness.
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And considering there embafrassment so much here, it’s no wonder Schama’s book is still in publication. Customers who bought this item also bought. I myself found myself slugging towards the summit in certain chapters simply to get further along into the sections that held more of my interest.
This is a little heavy going, lots and lots of detail. Ships from and sold by Amazon.
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This is a little heavy going, lots and lots of detail. Its homes were well-furnished and fanatically clean; its citizens feasted on course banquets and speculated fortunes on new varieties of tulip.
There’s something to be said for the “moral balancing act” of the Dutch in the seventeenth century, and Schama sets up the various seesaws to be balanced: Retrieved from ” https: Open Preview See a Problem?
A sense of community of nation, which, Schama says in his scjama is “an entity not supposed to have existed before the French Revolution. The most surprising aspect of reading though, when you’re native, or somehow have a connection with the subject already i. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
If you’re only interested in the culture and not in the context, this would be a very satisfying book; but I like a little more framework to hang the pictures from.
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It is just that his Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis already had the broad manner and the unfinished and affronting mode of his later paintings, and it was not schams. His conclusion is that through the continuous battle against the waters of the North Seathe Dutch spirit can be summed up in the motto of Zeelandscene of many floods from dike breachesLuctor et Emergoor I struggle and emerge. See all 49 reviews. Luckily I schqma not get scared of these surging whales as I tried not to drown in this flooding reading.
Buy the selected items together This item: Sometimes, I think his focus on art goes too far.