Berlin (Book, 2017) []
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Author: Joseph Pearson, (Historian)
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2017. ©2017
Series: Cityscopes.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Berlin is a party in a graveyard. It is Europe's youth capital, and its guilty war conscience. It is a disputed construction site, built on the ruins of regimes. Today's diversity -- refugees, immigrants, arty expats, East and West -- emerges from a history of violence. Berlin is as cutting-edge and contemporary as it is wary of its extreme past. Berlin [the book] is a comprehensive short history and portrait of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: travel guidebooks
Guides touristiques
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Pearson, (Historian)
ISBN: 9781780237190 1780237197
OCLC Number: 952368765
Notes: City map on back cover flap.
Description: 255 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 20 cm.
Contents: Before Prussia (until 1701) --
The kingdom of soldiers and philosophers (1701-1871) --
New world capital (1871-1918) --
Desperation and decadence (1918-1933) --
Nazi Berlin (1933-1939) --
City of murder (1939-1945) --
Division, and West Berlin (1945-1989) --
East Berlin (1945-1989) --
The turning point (1989-1991) --
The Berlin renaissance (1991-present) --
The spacious city --
Memory and nature --
The resurrection of the dead --
War damage --
The Berlin diaspora --
Underground --
Sexuality city --
I heart Kotti --
Berlin 'cool'.
Series Title: Cityscopes.
Responsibility: Joseph Pearson.


Berlin is a comprehensive short history and portrait of the German capital today.  Read more...


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'For the travelers, artists, flaneurs, coders and students fascinated by Berlin, the historian Joseph Pearson masterfully offers a close reading of the metropolis in all its brutal immediacy. Berlin Read more...

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