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Kracauer, Siegfried 1889-1966

Overview
Works: 409 works in 1,422 publications in 3 languages and 20,473 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Reviews  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Sources 
Subject Headings: Authors, German 
Roles: Creator, Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PN1993.5.G3, 791.43
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From Caligari to Hitler : a psychological history of the German film by Siegfried Kracauer ( Book )
63 editions published between 1947 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A classic of modern film historiography, this text explores the connections between film aesthetics, the prevailing psychological state of Germans in the Weimar era, & the evolving social & political reality of the time
Theory of film; the redemption of physical reality by Siegfried Kracauer ( Book )
59 editions published between 1960 and 1999 in English and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kracauer's profound theoretical investigation revealed film as the form that best captured the new modes of experience that characterize modernity
History, the last things before the last by Siegfried Kracauer ( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 1995 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le voyage et la danse figures de ville et vues de films by Siegfried Kracauer ( )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in French and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orpheus in Paris : Offenbach and the Paris of his time by Siegfried Kracauer ( Book )
17 editions published between 1937 and 2002 in English and German and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mass ornament : Weimar essays by Siegfried Kracauer ( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 is a celebration of the masses--their tastes, amusements, and everyday lives. Taking up themes of modernity, such as isolation and alienation, urban culture, and the relation between the group and the individual, Kracauer explores a kaleidoscope of topics: shopping arcades, the cinema, bestsellers and their readers, photography, dance, hotel lobbies, Kafka, the Bible, and boredom. For Kracauer, the most revelatory facets of modern life in the West lie on the surface, in the ephemeral and the marginal. Of special fascination to him is the United States, where he eventually settled after fleeing Germany and whose culture he sees as defined almost exclusively by "the ostentatious display of surface." With these essays, written in the 1920s and early 1930s and edited by the author in 1963, Kracauer was the first to demonstrate that studying the everyday world of the masses can bring great rewards. The Mass Ornament today remains a refreshing tribute to popular culture, and its impressively interdisciplinary essays continue to shed light not only on Kracauer's later work but also on the ideas of the Frankfurt School, the genealogy of film theory and cultural studies, Weimar cultural politics, and, not least, the exigencies of intellectual exile. In his introduction, Thomas Levin situates Kracauer in a turbulent age, illuminates the forces that influenced him--including his friendships with Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, and other Weimar intellectuals--and provides the context necessary for understanding his ideas. Until now, Kracauer has been known primarily for his writings on the cinema. This volume brings us the full scope of his gifts as one of the most wide-ranging and penetrating interpreters of modern life. --Publisher description
Siegfried Kracauer's American writings essays on film and popular culture by Siegfried Kracauer ( )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Siegfried Kracauer (1889-1966), friend and colleague of Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno, was one of the most influential film critics of the mid-twentieth century. In this book, Johannes von Moltke and Kristy Rawson have, for the first time assembled essays in cultural criticism, film, literature, and media theory that Kracauer wrote during the quarter century he spent in America after fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. In the decades following his arrival in the United States, Kracauer commented on developments in American and European cinema, wrote on film noir and neorealism, examined unsettl
Theorie des Films : Die Errettung d. äusseren Wirklichkeit by Siegfried Kracauer ( Book )
51 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Angestellten; aus dem neuesten Deutschland by Siegfried Kracauer ( Book )
50 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in German and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Von Caligari zu Hitler : eine psychologische Geschichte des deutschen Films by Siegfried Kracauer ( Book )
37 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in German and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Ornament der Masse : Essays by Siegfried Kracauer ( Book )
28 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The salaried masses : duty and distraction in Weimar Germany by Siegfried Kracauer ( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1930 this analysis of Germany's emerging salaried class reveals how, in a very short period, the masses embraced Nazism. They eschewed the old society that previously sought pleasure in a range of social distractions
Jacques Offenbach und das Paris seiner Zeit by Siegfried Kracauer ( Book )
31 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jacques Offenbach and the Paris of his time by Siegfried Kracauer ( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Briefe an Siegfried Kracauer : mit vier Briefen von Siegfried Kracauer an Walter Benjamin by Walter Benjamin ( Book )
10 editions published in 1987 in German and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Satellite mentality; political attitudes and propaganda susceptibilities of non-Communists in Hungary, Poland, and Czechoslovakia by Siegfried Kracauer ( Book )
4 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kino : Essays, Studien, Glossen z. Film by Siegfried Kracauer ( Book )
19 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schriften by Siegfried Kracauer ( Book )
14 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De Caligari à Hitler une histoire psychologique du cinéma allemand by Siegfried Kracauer ( Book )
13 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geschichte - Vor den letzten Dingen by Siegfried Kracauer ( Book )
18 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in German and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ginster
Ginster, 1889-1966
Ginster 1889-1966 Pseudonym
Ginster, 1899-1966
Ginster., Pseud
Ginster, raca 1889-1966 Pseudonym
Kracauer, S.
Kracauer, S. 1889-1966
Kracauer, S. (Siegfried), 1889-1966
Kracauer, Siegfried
Krakauer, Friedel 1889-1966
Krakauėr, Z.
Krakauėr, Z. (Zigfrid)
Krakauėr, Zigfrid
Krakauer, Zigfrid 1889-1966
Kurakauā, Jīkufurīto 1889-1966
Kurakauā, Sīkufurīto 1889-1966
Kurakauā, Zyugufurito 1889-1966
Siegfried Kracauer
Кракауэр, Зигфрид, 1889-1966
クラカウァー, ジークフリート
クラカウアー, ジークフリート
克拉考尔, 齐格弗里德 1889-1966
Languages
German (283)
English (220)
French (22)
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