Weimar Surfaces: Urban Visual Culture in 1920s Germany / Edition 1
  • Weimar Surfaces: Urban Visual Culture in 1920s Germany / Edition 1
  • Weimar Surfaces: Urban Visual Culture in 1920s Germany / Edition 1

Weimar Surfaces: Urban Visual Culture in 1920s Germany / Edition 1

by Janet Ward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520222997

ISBN-13: 9780520222991

Pub. Date: 04/04/2001

Publisher: University of California Press

"This outstanding book has retrieved all the luminous qualities of its subject matter to produce an astonishing revelation of gleaming appearances on splendid display. It is unrivalled by any previous study."-Marcus Bullock, coeditor of Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings 1913-26

"Weimar Surfaces creates provocative new connections between the historical

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"This outstanding book has retrieved all the luminous qualities of its subject matter to produce an astonishing revelation of gleaming appearances on splendid display. It is unrivalled by any previous study."-Marcus Bullock, coeditor of Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings 1913-26

"Weimar Surfaces creates provocative new connections between the historical constellations that found a privileged expression in Weimar Berlin and the more contemporary debates on the legacies of modernism and modernity. A compelling study."-Sabine Hake, author of The Cinema's Third Machine

"Janet Ward's study of Weimar architecture and design is the most comprehensive and integrated study of the surface of Weimar experience yet written. . . . A first-rate and stimulating book."-Sander L. Gilman, coauthor of Hysteria Beyond Freud

Author Biography: Janet Ward is Associate Professor of German Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the coeditor of Agonistics: Arenas of Creative Contest (1997), co-editor of the forthcoming German Studies in the Post-Holocaust Age: The Politics of Memory, Identity, and Ethnicity (2001) and is currently writing a book on post-Wall architecture in Berlin

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520222991
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/04/2001
Series:
Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism Series, #27
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Modern Surface and Postmodern Simulation: A Retrospective Retrieval1
Ch. 1Functionalist Facades: The Reformation of Weimar Architecture45
Ch. 2Electric Stimulations: The Shock of the New Objectivity in Weimar Advertising92
Ch. 3Into the Mouth of the Moloch: Weimar Surface Culture Goes to the Movies142
Ch. 4The Display Window: Designs and Desires of Weimar Consumerism191
AppSelected Weimar Periodicals and Newspapers241
Notes245
Illustration Sources321
Index325

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