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Modern times, modern places

Author: Peter Conrad
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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This twentieth century retrospective studies modernism, literature, the visual arts, music, the performing arts, science, and psychoanalysis., and "sees the modern era as a whole."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Conrad, Peter, 1948-
Modern times, modern places.
New York : Knopf, 1999
(OCoLC)607071568
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Conrad
ISBN: 037540113X 9780375401138 0375701052 9780375701054
OCLC Number: 38602325
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 752 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: On Being a Middle-Aged Child of our Times --
Notes on Etiquette, and Acknowledgments --
1. Doomsday and After --
2. The End of the World in Vienna --
3. Interrogating the Universe --
4. Trains, Cars, Aeroplanes --
5. Zaum --
6. Metamorphoses --
7. The Adventures of Mercury --
8. Retuning the Sky --
9. Arms and Mankind --
10. The Beginning of the World in Moscow and Petrograd --
11. The New Human Beings --
12. Vessels and Voids --
13. The Mysteries of Paris --
14. The End of the World in Berlin --
15. The Early People --
16. Spring, Sacred and Profane --
17. The New Inhumanity --
18. The Chapliniad --
19. The Age of Light --
20. Power and Darkness --
21. Ameriques, Amerika --
22. The End of the World in Hiroshima.
Responsibility: by Peter Conrad.
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This twentieth century retrospective studies modernism, literature, the visual arts, music, the performing arts, science, and psychoanalysis., and "sees the modern era as a whole."--Jacket.

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