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The arcades project

Author: Walter Benjamin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"The arcades project is Walter Benjamin's effort to represent and to critique the bourgeois experience of nineteenth-century history and, in so doing, to liberate the suppressed 'true history' that underlay the ideological mask"--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Benjamin
ISBN: 0674008022 9780674008021
OCLC Number: 59426247
Language Note: Translation of: Passagen-Werk.
Notes: Originally published as hbk.: ©1999.
Description: xiv, 1073 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Translator's foreword --
Exposés: "Paris, the capital of the nineteenth century" (1935) ; "Paris, capital of the nineteenth century" (1939) --
Convolutes: Overview --
First sketches --
Early drafts: "Arcades" ; "The Arcades of Paris" ; "The Ring of Saturn" --
Addenda: Exposé of 1935, early version ; Materials for the Exposé of 1935 ; Materials for "Arcades" --
"Dialectics at a standstill" / Rolf Tiedemann --
"The story of Old Benjamin" / Lisa Fittko ; Translator's notes --
Guide to names and terms --
Index.
Other Titles: Passagen-Werk.
Responsibility: Walter Benjamin ; translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin ; prepared on the basis of the German volume edited by Rolf Tiedemann.

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Conceived in Paris in 1927 and still in progress when Benjamin fled the Occupation in 1940, The Arcades Project is Benjamin's effort to represent and to critique the bourgeois experience of  Read more...

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Benjamin's crowning achievement...The Harvard University Press edition of Benjamin now in monumental progress is an admirably generous undertaking. -- George Steiner Times Literary Supplement Arcades Read more...

 
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