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The Resource The arcades project, Walter Benjamin ; translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin ; prepared on the basis of the German volume edited by Rolf Tiedemann

The arcades project, Walter Benjamin ; translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin ; prepared on the basis of the German volume edited by Rolf Tiedemann

Label
The arcades project
Title
The arcades project
Statement of responsibility
Walter Benjamin ; translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin ; prepared on the basis of the German volume edited by Rolf Tiedemann
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • Focusing on the arcades of 19th-century Paris--glass-roofed rows of shops that were early centers of consumerism--Benjamin presents a montage of quotations from, and reflections on, hundreds of published sources. 46 illustrations
  • "Conceived in Paris in 1927 and still in progress in 1940 when Benjamin fled the Nazis, only to find death on the Spanish border. The Arcades Project is his magnum opus: a new theory of history embodied in a new literary and philosophical historiography. With greater concreteness than had ever been achieved in historical narrative, Benjamin's text immerses the reader in the milieu of the Paris arcades - those precursors of today's shopping malls - during the period 1830-1870, when the modern industrial world was taking shape." "Like the arcades themselves, Benjamin's master-work is a vast montage in which he quotes and reflects on hundreds of topics - fashion, boredom, the collector, advertising, prostitution, photography, the theory of progress. By excavating from printed sources a wealth of details about daily existence in nineteenth-century Paris, Benjamin brings to life a world of things - from luxury goods, building facades, posters, and clothing fashions to barricades, omnibuses, cafes, and exhibition halls."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1892-1940
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benjamin, Walter
Dewey number
944/.361081
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2603.E455
LC item number
P33513 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tiedemann, Rolf
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arcades
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
Label
The arcades project, Walter Benjamin ; translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin ; prepared on the basis of the German volume edited by Rolf Tiedemann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [955]-1015) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Translator's foreword -- Exposés. "Paris, the capital of the nineteenth century" (1935) ; "Paris, capital of the nineteenth century" (1939) -- Convolutes. Overview -- First sketches -- Early drafts. "Arcades" ; "The Arcades of Paris" ; "The Ring of Saturn" -- Addenda. Exposé of 1935, early version ; Materials for the Exposé of 1935 ; Materials for "Arcades" -- "Dialectics as a standstill" / by Rolf Tiedemann -- "The story of Old Benjamin" / by Lisa Fittko ; Translator's notes -- Guide to names and terms -- Index
Control code
41176710
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 1073 pages
Isbn
9780674043268
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99027615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The arcades project, Walter Benjamin ; translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin ; prepared on the basis of the German volume edited by Rolf Tiedemann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [955]-1015) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Translator's foreword -- Exposés. "Paris, the capital of the nineteenth century" (1935) ; "Paris, capital of the nineteenth century" (1939) -- Convolutes. Overview -- First sketches -- Early drafts. "Arcades" ; "The Arcades of Paris" ; "The Ring of Saturn" -- Addenda. Exposé of 1935, early version ; Materials for the Exposé of 1935 ; Materials for "Arcades" -- "Dialectics as a standstill" / by Rolf Tiedemann -- "The story of Old Benjamin" / by Lisa Fittko ; Translator's notes -- Guide to names and terms -- Index
Control code
41176710
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 1073 pages
Isbn
9780674043268
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99027615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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