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Topographies of Class Modern Architecture and Mass Society in Weimar Berlin

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ISBN-10: 0472050389

ISBN-13: 9780472050383

Edition: 2008

Authors: Sabine Hake

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In Topographies of Class, Sabine Hake explores why Weimar Berlin has had such a powerful hold on the urban imagination. Approaching Weimar architectural culture from the perspective of mass discourse and class analysis, Hake 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.
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 8/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990

Setting the Scene: Weimar Berlin, circa 1920
Historical Legacies and Reformist Beginnings
Martin Wagner and the New Berlin
Case Study: Potsdamer Platz
Mapping Weimar Society: On Masses, Classes, and White-Collar Workers
The Rise of the White-Collar Workers
Weimar Berlin, the Quintessential Modern Metropolis
Mass Discourse and White-Collar Culture
White-Collar Culture and the New Objectivity
Organizing the Modern Masses: New Building in Weimar Berlin
Constructing the New Berlin
The Project of New Building
Erich Mendelsohn and the Functionalist Aesthetic
Ludwig Hilberseimer and the High-Rise City
Walking in the Metropolis: The City Texts of Franz Hessel and Siegfried Kracauer
Case Study: The Kurfurstendamm
Hessel's Urban Flaneries
Kracauer's Urban Hieroglyphics
Picturing the New Berlin: Photography, Architecture, and Modern Mass Society
Architecture and Photography in Weimar Culture
Case Study: Mossehaus
Images of Alexanderplatz
Deconstructing Modern Subjectivity: On Berlin Alexanderplatz
Case Study: Alexanderplatz
On the Streets with Franz Biberkopf
The City Novel and Weimar Literary Culture
Alfred Doblin and Berlin
Reconstructing Modern Subjectivity: On Berlin, Symphony of the Big City
A City Symphony in Five Movements
Walter Ruttmann and the City Film
The Spectacle of White-Collar Culture
Critical Reception and Filmic Reinterpretation
Index of Names
Index of Places
Index of Titles