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The Resource Reading Berlin 1900, Peter Fritzsche

Reading Berlin 1900, Peter Fritzsche

Label
Reading Berlin 1900
Title
Reading Berlin 1900
Statement of responsibility
Peter Fritzsche
Title variation
  • Reading Berlin neunzehnhundert
  • Reading Berlin nineteen-hundred
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Berlin in 1900 attracted writers, artists, and filmmakers whose fascination with the city manufactured an elaborate urban culture that insinuated itself into the most casual metropolitan encounters. The newspapers' daily versions fabricated Berlin into a sensational place, transforming city dwellers into flaneurs, browsers, and spectators. Paying more attention to the kaleidoscope of urban life than to singular world events, the print media reconstituted the metropolis into an extraordinary field of visual pleasure. At the same time, thanks to the extravagant and dramatic operations of the media, Berlin began to look more like the sensational front pages. Almost all Berliners were readers, and each day they took inventory of boulevards and alleyways, princes and prostitutes, the latest fashions and vanished landmarks. They consumed the city's sights as well as its commodities. Their city was an unending serial of surprise. Berlin's print culture enchanted the metropolis and thereby anticipated a modernist sensibility that celebrated the urban experience of discontinuity, instability, and transience. Fritzsche carefully explores this coming modernity, disentangling its myths from the modern experience itself and yielding an urban enclave at odds with its intended imperial destiny. It's a sharp-edged story with cameo appearances by Georg Simmel, Walter Benjamin, and Alfred Doblin. This sumptuous history of a metropolis and its social and literary texts, of furtive glances and passersby, provides a rich evocation of a particularly exuberant, particularly fleeting moment in history
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fritzsche, Peter
Dewey number
073/.155
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN5219.B59
LC item number
F75 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • German newspapers
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Dagbladen
  • Stadscultuur
Label
Reading Berlin 1900, Peter Fritzsche
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-301) 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
  • 5.
  • Illegible Texts
  • 6.
  • Plot Lines
  • 7.
  • Other Texts of Exploration
  • 1.
  • The Word City
  • 2.
  • Readers and Metropolitans
  • 3.
  • Physiognomy of the City
  • 4.
  • The City as Spectacle
Control code
33079816
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 308 pages
Isbn
9780674748811
Lccn
95037608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33079816
Label
Reading Berlin 1900, Peter Fritzsche
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-301) 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
  • 5.
  • Illegible Texts
  • 6.
  • Plot Lines
  • 7.
  • Other Texts of Exploration
  • 1.
  • The Word City
  • 2.
  • Readers and Metropolitans
  • 3.
  • Physiognomy of the City
  • 4.
  • The City as Spectacle
Control code
33079816
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 308 pages
Isbn
9780674748811
Lccn
95037608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33079816

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