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Topographies of class : modern architecture and mass society in Weimar Berlin

Author: Sabine Hake
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2008.
Series: Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the question of why Weimar Berlin has such a powerful hold on the urban imagination. It examines the way in which architectural projects, debates, and representations in literature, photography, and film played a key role in establishing the terms under which contemporaries made sense of the rise of white-collar society. Focusing on the so-called stabilization period, it maps out complex  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hake, Sabine, 1956-
Topographies of class.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)697760776
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sabine Hake
ISBN: 9780472070381 047207038X 9780472050383 0472050389
OCLC Number: 196315108
Description: viii, 323 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Setting the scene : Weimar Berlin, circa 1920 --
Mapping Weimar society : on masses, classes, and white-collar workers --
Organizing the modern masses : new building in Weimar Berlin --
Walking in the metropolis : the city texts of Franz Hessel and Siegfried Kracauer --
Picturing the new Berlin : photography, architecture, and modern mass society --
Deconstructing modern subjectivity : on Berlin Alexanderplatz --
Reconstructing modern subjectivity : on Berlin, symphony of the big city.
Series Title: Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany.
Responsibility: Sabine Hake.
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Explores the question of why Weimar Berlin has such a powerful hold on the urban imagination. This book examines the way in which architectural projects, debates, and representations in literature,  Read more...

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Hake covers a vast terrain with admirable expertise and poised judgment, great insight, and sophistication. In her brilliant readings of various debates on urban planning and representations of Read more...

 
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