The Mass Ornament: Weimar Essays / Edition 1

The Mass Ornament: Weimar Essays / Edition 1

by Siegfried Kracauer
     
 

Siegfried Kracauer was one of the twentieth century's most brilliant cultural critics, a daring and prolific scholar, and an incisive theorist of film. In this volume his finest writings on modern society make their long-awaited appearance in English. This book celebrates the masses--their tastes, amusements, and everyday lives.See more details below

Overview

Siegfried Kracauer was one of the twentieth century's most brilliant cultural critics, a daring and prolific scholar, and an incisive theorist of film. In this volume his finest writings on modern society make their long-awaited appearance in English. This book celebrates the masses--their tastes, amusements, and everyday lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674551633
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Translator's Note

Introduction by Thomas Y. Levin

Lead-In: Natural Geometry

Lad and Bull

Two Planes

Analysis of a City Map

External and Internal Objects

Photography

Travel and Dance

The Mass Ornament

On Bestsellers and Their Audience

The Biography as an Art Form of the New Bourgeoisie

Revolt of the Middle Classes

Those Who Wait

Constructions

The Group as Bearer of Ideas

The Hotel Lobby

Perspectives

The Bible in German

Catholicism and Relativism

The Crisis of Science

Georg Simmel

On the Writings of Walter Benjamin

Franz Kafka

The Movies

Calico-World

The Little Shopgirls Go to the Movies

Film 1928

Cult of Distraction

Fadeaway: Toward the Vanishing Point

Boredom

Farewell to the Linden Arcade

Notes

Bibliographic Information

Credits

Index

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