Topographies of class : modern architecture and mass society in Weimar Berlin. (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Topographies of class : modern architecture and mass society in Weimar Berlin.

Author: Sabine Hake
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan, 2011.
Series: Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sabine Hake
ISBN: 9780472070381 047207038X
OCLC Number: 840455026
Description: 323 blz. ; .. 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

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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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