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Walter Benjamin and the Arcades project

Author: Beatrice Hanssen
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2006.
Series: Walter Benjamin studies series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
One of the most significant cultural documents of the Weimar Republic and Nazi era, Walter Benjamin's unfinished Arcades Project has had a remarkable impact on present-day cultural theory, urban studies, cultural studies and literary interpretation. Originally designed as a panoramic study chronicling the rise and decline of the Parisian shopping arcades, Benjamin's work combines imaginative peregrinations through  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Walter Benjamin and the Arcades project.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2006
(DLC) 2006298969
Named Person: Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Beatrice Hanssen
ISBN: 1847144594 9781847144591 9781472547842 1472547845 9781441109255 1441109250 1281298816 9781281298812 9786611298814 6611298819
OCLC Number: 290576069
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (306 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Physiognomy of a Flâneur : Walter Benjamin's peregrinations through Paris in search of a new imaginary / Beatrice Hanssen --
Et cetera? : the historian as chiffonnier / Irving Wohlfarth --
The Flâneur, the sandwichman, and the whore : the politics of loitering / Susan Buck-Morss --
Passage work / Barbara Johnson --
Ruin and rubble in the Arcades / Esther Leslie --
Geheimmittel : advertising and dialectical images in Benjamin's Arcades project / Max Pensky --
A matter of distance : Benjamin's One-way street through The arcades / Gerhard Richter --
"The colportage phenomenon of space" and the place of montage in The arcades project / Brigid Doherty --
Walter Benjamin's dream of "happiness" / Elissa Marder --
The dream-reality of the ruin / Stathis Gourgouris --
The enticing and threatening face of prehistory : Walter Benjamin and the utopia of glass / Detlef Mertins --
"Glass before its time, premature iron" : architecture, temporality, and dream in Benjamin's Arcades project / Tyrus Miller --
Remains to be seen / Stanley Cavell.
Series Title: Walter Benjamin studies series.
Responsibility: edited by Beatrice Hanssen.


Provides a comprehensive introduction to Benjamin's "Arcades Project" - one of the significant cultural documents of the Weimar Republic and Nazi era. This work explores a diverse range of issues  Read more...


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