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Blom, Philipp 1970-

Works: 85 works in 414 publications in 4 languages and 9,511 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Pictorial works  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Biography  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Translator, Interviewee, Creator, Commentator
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Most widely held works about Philipp Blom
Most widely held works by Philipp Blom
The vertigo years : Europe, 1900-1914 by Philipp Blom( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how changes from the Industrial Revolution prior to World War I brought about radical transformation in society, changes in education, and massive migration in population that led to one of the bloodiest events in history
Fracture : life & culture in the West, 1918-1938 by Philipp Blom( Book )

24 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The award-winning author of The Vertigo Years argues that in the aftermath of World War I, Western culture redirected energies into hedonistic, aesthetic and intellectual adventures of self-discovery in ways that triggered world-changing innovations
A wicked company : the forgotten radicalism of the European Enlightenment by Philipp Blom( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed historian, Philipp Blom, retraces the fortunes and characters of the men, that from the 1750s to the 1770s in the Paris salon of Baron Paul Thirty Holback had debated with intellectual daring and produced revolutionary ideas. These brilliant minds full of wit, courage, and humanity in their thinking created a different and radical French Enlightenment based on atheism, passion, empathy, and a compellingly insightful perspective on society.--[book cover]
Enlightening the world : Encyclopédie, the book that changed the course of history by Philipp Blom( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1777, a group of young men produced a book that aimed to tear the world apart and rebuild it, sparking a movement that became known as the Enlightenment. This book - the Encyclopedie - championed rationalism, free thinking, and secularism, and was so dangerous and subversive that it was banned by the Pope. The writers included some of the greatest minds of the age - Denis Diderot, the editor who had come to Paris to become a Jesuit but found the joys of the city too enticing; Jean d'Alembert, one of the leading mathematicians of the eighteenth century; Jean Jacques Rousseau, the father of Romanticism; and Voltaire, the author of Candide - who together conceived of a work that would demolish the social order dominated by the Crown and Church, a brave act at a time when heresy was punishable by death." "During the sixteen years it took to write, compile, and produce all twenty-seven volumes, the writers had to defy authorities and face exile, jail, and censorship, as well as numerous internal falling-outs and philosophical differences. Encyclopedie's editors and contributors daily skirted danger based solely on their belief systems. Compiling this collection made them - the Encyclopedists, as they came to be called - the most feared men in all of Versailles and the intellectual leaders of the French Revolution. In Enlightening the World, novelist and historian Philipp Blom breathes new life into the sixteen-year struggle to create the Encyclopedie, by portraying the men who wrote it, the powerful forces that tried to suppress it, and the tremendous impact it had on the world."--Jacket
To have and to hold : an intimate history of collectors and collecting by Philipp Blom( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Investigating the history of collecting from the Renaissance to our day. Blom shows a multiplicity of worlds: the scientific cabinets of the fifteenth century and an Italian scholar employed as dragon slayer; the 'Ark' of the Tradescants and a friend's betrayal; Emperor Rudolf II's Prague collection as 'practised alchemy': the macabre art of Dr. Frederik Ruysch, first among embalmers; and the overflowing menagerie of Sir Hans Sloane's curiosities, later to become the foundation of the British Museum. He also discusses the strange fate of Angelo Soliman, a black man at the Habsburg court who was stuffed and exhibited with wild animals; explores the rise of scientific collecting and classification and, parallel to it, the explosion of collecting as the private passion of hundreds of thousands; and introduces Robert Opie, whose collection of half a million items of household packaging now fills his home in London and two overloaded warehouses in Gloucestershire besides." "Out of this glittering diversity of material Blom distils the themes underlying this seemingly elusive pursuit: conquest and possession, and the awareness of our own mortality."--Jacket
Nothing but the clouds unchanged : artists in World War I( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much of how World War I is understood today is rooted in the artistic depictions of the brutal violence and considerable destruction that marked the conflict. Nothing but the Clouds Unchanged examines how the physical and psychological devastation of the war altered the course of twentieth-century artistic modernism. Following the lives and works of fourteen artists before, during, and after the war, this book demonstrates how the conflict and the resulting trauma actively shaped artistic production. Featured artists include Georges Braque, Carlo Carrà, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, George Grosz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Oskar Kokoschka, Käthe Kollwitz, Fernand Léger, Wyndham Lewis, André Masson, László Moholy-Nagy, Paul Nash, and Oskar Schlemmer. Materials from the Getty Research Institute's special collections - including letters, popular journals, posters, sketches, propaganda, books, and photographs - situate the works of the artists within the historical context, both personal and cultural, in which they were created.--Publisher
The vertigo years : change and culture in the West, 1900-1914 by Philipp Blom( Book )

32 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panorama of Europe, 1900-1914, describing the cultural, economic and political life before the First World War
Wat op het spel staat by Philipp Blom( )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse door de Duitse historicus en journalist van het historische scharnierpunt waarop wij ons volgens hem bevinden, die leidt tot een somber toekomstscenario
Twilight of the Romanovs : a photographic odyssey across Imperial Russia, 1855-1918 by Philipp Blom( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Russian Empire was among the most mysterious of the world's great powers, profoundly torn between a rural population living almost medieval lives and industrial and social change in the cities. The tsar's gigantic realm struggled with the advent of modernity and with its own internal contradictions between Asia and Europe, faith and science, different ethnic groups, and the divergent interests of the aristocracy, the middle classes, the urban workers, and the rural poor: a continent of contradictions from abject poverty to fairy-tale wealth captured by authors from Tolstoy to Chekhov, from Gogol to Gorky. Twilight of the Romanovs opens a door into the world of pre-revolutionary Russia using original photographs taken during the last decades of Romanov rule. They include remarkable color images created using an early three-color-plate technique that brings the remote past to life. Our companions on this journey include the Scottish photographer William Carrick, Americans George Kennan and Murray Howe, the German-Russian Carl Bulla, Sergey Produkin-Gorsky, and the writers Leonid Andreyev and Anton Chekhov, together with many anonymous others. These photographs are snapshots of a vanished world, yet they reveal a surprising continuity: despite the subsequent revolution, faces, buildings, and landscapes still resonate with those who see them a century and more later
Encyclopédie : the triumph of reason in an unreasonable age by Philipp Blom( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1750, a group of young men in Paris set out on a modest translation of a dictionary which would, they hoped, pay their way for a few years. The project grew into the greatest publishing venture of its day, a work considered so dangerous and subversive that it was banned by the pope and its authors threatened with imprisonment and execution. When it was finished a quarter of a century later, it filled 27 volumes and contained 72,000 articles, 16,500 pages and 17 million words. It became known as the great Encyclopedie by Diderot and D'Alembert." "The writers of the Encyclopedie included some of the greatest minds of the day, among them Denis Diderot, Jean d'Alembert, Voltaire, and Rousseau, a group marked by close friendships and spectacular breakups, by changing allegiances, bitterness, and great generosity in the face of constant danger. The making of the Encyclopedie is the story of the greatest intellectual enterprise of the eighteenth century, the triumph of reason in an unreasonable time. Historian and novelist Philipp Blom recreates the lives of the protagonists on a vivid historical canvas."--Jacket
Der taumelnde Kontinent : Europa 1900-1914 by Philipp Blom( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es war eine atemlose Zeit. Freud erforschte die dunklen Seiten der Seele. Die Physik entdeckte das Geheimnis der Atome. Frauen forderten das Wahlrecht. Und der europäische Adel verabschiedete sich von der öffentlichen Bühne. In den rund 15 Jahren zwischen der Weltausstellung von 1900 und dem Beginn des Ersten Weltkriegs durchlebte Europa einen Taumel, der Alltag, Kunst, Wissenschaft und Politik erfasste. Das moderne Europa entstand: Und niemand ahnte, dass der Erste Weltkrieg seine Errungenschaften erst einmal zunichtemachen sollte. Blom inszeniert das frühe 20. Jahrhundert als spektakuläre Phase der europäischen Geschichte, in der alle Gewissheiten fragwürdig wurden
Die zerrissenen Jahre : 1918-1938 by Philipp Blom( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in German and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1918 ist der Krieg zu Ende, aber die Welt findet keinen Frieden. Alle Gewissheiten sind ins Wanken geraten, und so geht der Kampf weiter: zwischen Linken und Rechten, Konservativen und Modernisten, Arbeitern und Unternehmern. Nach seinem Buch "Der taumelnde Kontinent" über Europas Jahre vor dem 1. Weltkrieg führt Philipp Blom die Geschichte nun weiter bis ins Jahr 1938 und erweitert den Horizont bis in die USA. Der Jazz verbreitet ein neues Freiheitsgefühl, gleichzeitig gerät die Demokratie unter Druck. Zeitung und Radio erleben ihre besten Jahre, trotzdem brennen in Berlin die Bücher. "Die zerrissenen Jahre" macht auf einmalige Weise jene Zeit anschaulich, die in den 2. Weltkrieg führte
Die Welt aus den Angeln Eine Geschichte der Kleinen Eiszeit von 1570 bis 1700 sowie der Entstehung der modernen Welt, verbunden mit einigen Überlegungen zum Klima der Gegenwart by Philipp Blom( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lange kalte Winter und kurze kühle Sommer: Im 17. Jahrhundert veränderte sich das Klima in Europa dramatisch. Das Getreide wurde knapp, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft torkelten in eine tiefe Krise. Die Kleine Eiszeit vermittelt uns eine Vorstellung von den schweren Verwerfungen, die ein Klimawandel auslöst. Die Menschen versuchten sich mit Hilfe von Aufklärung, Wissenschaft und Technik aus der Abhängigkeit von der Natur zu befreien. Aber heute stößt diese moderne Welt an ihre Grenzen, weil sie eine erneute Klimakatastrophe heraufbeschwört. Philipp Blom entfaltet ein großartiges historisches Panorama, in dem wir die Herausforderungen der Gegenwart erkennen. „Am überzeugendsten kann Blom seine These da belegen, wo er die klimabedingte Revolution der europäischen Landwirtschaft beschreibt. In Zeiten schlechterer Ernten hatte der feudale Subsistenz-Ackerbau ausgedient. Um die Ernährung zu sichern, bedurfte es jetzt massenhafter Getreideimporte... Blom hat eine lehrreiche Geschichte der Frühneuzeit verfasst, die gewiss auch Anlass gibt, über Zusammenhänge zwischen Klima und Innovation nachzudenken. Die These der Geburt der Moderne aus einem Kälteschock verdient indes ein Fragezeichen“ (
Böse Philosophen : ein Salon in Paris und das vergessene Erbe der Aufklärung by Philipp Blom( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in German and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wicked company : freethinkers and friendship in pre-revolutionary Paris by Philipp Blom( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was a moment of astonishing radicalism in European thought, so uncompromising and bold that it was viciously opposed by rival philosophers such as Voltaire and the turncoat Rousseau, and finally suppressed by Robespierre and his Revolutionary henchmen. This climactic moment in Western history has largely been forgotten by historians who have looked no further than what the official version of events showed
The wines of Austria by Philipp Blom( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sammelwunder, Sammelwahn : Szenen aus der Geschichte einer Leidenschaft by Philipp Blom( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fracture : life & culture in the west, 1918-1938 by Philipp Blom( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vividly recreating this era of unparalleled ambition, artistry, and innovation, Philipp Blom captures the seismic shifts that defined the interwar period and continue to shape our world today
Das vernünftige Ungeheuer : Diderot, d'Alembert, de Jaucourt und die Grosse Enzyklopädie by Philipp Blom( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alleen de wolken : cultuur en crisis in het Westen, 1918-1938 by Philipp Blom( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alleen de wolken beschrijft de jaren van het interbellum. Door de Eerste Wereldoorlog was de wereld compleet veranderd. Als gevolg van de schok van de ongekende destructie van die oorlog leek de bevolking als geheel alle zekerheden, elk geloof en iedere oriëntatie te zijn kwijtgeraakt. Uit dit trauma kwamen de nieuwe ideologieën zoals het communisme en het fascisme voort. Philipp Blom gaat te werk als deelgenoot, als tijdgenoot; hij beschrijft de jaren 1918-1938 zoals ze zijn beleefd in al hun complexiteit en tegenstrijdigheid. Hij zoomt telkens in op een bepaald jaar, waarbij hij ingaat op een specifieke gebeurtenis. Evenals in zijn eerdere boek, De duizelingwekkende jaren, betrekt Blom de literatuur en de beeldende kunst erbij en brengt zodoende het verleden op een buitengewoon aantrekkelijke en realistische wijze tot leven. Bron: Flaptekst, uitgeversinformatie
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The vertigo years : Europe, 1900-1914
A wicked company : the forgotten radicalism of the European EnlightenmentEnlightening the world : Encyclopédie, the book that changed the course of historyTo have and to hold : an intimate history of collectors and collectingThe vertigo years : change and culture in the West, 1900-1914Encyclopédie : the triumph of reason in an unreasonable ageWicked company : freethinkers and friendship in pre-revolutionary ParisThe wines of Austria
Alternative Names
Blom, Philipp 19..-... traducteur

Blom, Philipp Sievert 1970-

Philipp Blom deutscher Journalist, Historiker, Autor und Übersetzer

Philipp Blom Duits journalist

Philipp Blom historian, novelist, journalist and translator

Philipp Blom periodista de Alemania

블롬, 필립 1970-

English (168)

German (64)

Dutch (11)

Spanish (7)