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Ruins of Modernity

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ISBN-10: 0822344742

ISBN-13: 9780822344742

Edition: 2009

Authors: Julia Hell, Andreas Sch�nle, Andreas Sch�nle

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Images of ruins may represent the raw realities created by bombs, natural disasters, or factory closings, but the way we see and understand ruins is not raw or unmediated. Rather, looking at ruins, writing about them, and representing them, are acts framed by a long tradition. This unique interdisciplinary collection traces discourses about and representations of ruins from a richly contextualized perspective. In their introduction, Julia Hell and Andreas Schouml;nle discuss how European modernity emerged partly through a confrontation with the ruins of the pre-modern past. Several contributors discuss ideas about ruins developed by philosophers such as Immanuel Kant, Georg Simmel, and…    
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Book details

List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 3/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Catastrophe, Utopia, and the Architecture of Destruction
Authentic Ruins: Products of Modernity
Air War and Architecture
Modernism and Destruction in Architecture
Ruins of the Avant-Garde: From Tatlin's Tower to Paper Architecture
Ruins and the Democratic Polity
Modernity as a "Destroyed Anthill": Tolstoy on History and the Aesthetics of Ruins
Democratic Destruction: Ruins and Emancipation in the American Tradition
The Ruins of a Republic: Czech Modernism after Munich, 1938-1939
Layered Time: Ruins as Shattered Past, Ruins as Hope in Israeli and German Landscapes and Literature
Cities, Citizenship, and other Joburg Stories
Empires, Ruins, and Their Stories
Imperial Ruin Gazers, or Why Did Scipio Weep?
Hegel's Philosophy of World History via Sebald's Imaginary of Ruins: A Contrapuntal Critique of the "New Space" of Modernity
Vilcashuam�n: Telling Stories in Ruins
The Monument in Ruins
Simultaneous Modernity: Negotiations and Resistances in Urban India
(Post) Ruinscapes
Ruins as Models: Displaying Destruction in Postwar Germany
"Memory Traces of an Abandoned Set of Futures": Industrial Ruins in the Postindustrial Landscapes of Germany
Colonial Melancholy and Fordist Nostalgia: The Ruinscapes of Namibia and Detroit
Dr. Strangelove's Cabinet of Wonder: Sifting through the Atomic Ruins at the Nevada Test Site
Invisible at a Glance: Indigenous Cultures of the Past, Ruins, Archaeological Sites, and Our Regimes of Visibility
Ruin Gazing
Foundational Ruins: The Lisbon Earthquake and the Sublime
The Promise of a Ruin: Gavrila Derzhavin's Archaic Modernity
Ruin Cinema
The Place of Rubble in the Tr�mmerfilm
Lost in Time: Boris Mikhailov and His Study of the Soviet