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Ornaments of the Metropolis

Author : Henrik Reeh
Publisher : MIT Press
Page : 261 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2006-09-08
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780262681636

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Variations on the theme of the ornament in Kracauer's urban writings, suggesting ways in which the subjective can reappropraite urban life. For Siegfried Kracauer, the urban ornament was not just an aspect of design; it was the medium through which city dwellers interpreted the metropolis itself. In Ornaments of the Metropolis, Henrik Reeh traces variations on the theme of the ornament in Kracauer's writings on urbanism, from his early journalism in Germany between the wars to his "sociobiography" of Jacques Offenbach in Paris. Kracauer (1889-1966), often associated with the Frankfurt School and the intellectual milieu of Walter Benjamin, is best known for his writings on cinema and the philosophy of history. Reeh examines Kracauer's lesser-known early work, much of it written for the trendsetting newspaper Frankfurter Zeitung in the 1920s and early 1930s, and analyzes Kracauer's continuing reflections on modern urban life, through the pivotal idea of ornament. Kracauer deciphers the subjective experience of the city by viewing fragments of the city as dynamic ornaments; an employment exchange, a day shelter for the homeless, a movie theater, and an amusement park become urban microcosms. Reeh focuses on three substantial works written by Kracauer before his emigration to the United States in 1940. In the early autobiographical novel Ginster, Written by Himself, a young architect finds aesthetic pleasure in the ornamental forms that are largely unused in the profession of the time. The collection Streets of Berlin and Elsewhere, with many essays from Kracauer's years in Berlin, documents the subjectiveness of urban life. Finally, Jacques Offenbach and the Paris of His Time shows how the superficial—in a sense, ornamental—milieu of the operetta evolved into a critical force during the Second Empire. Reeh argues that Kracauer's novel, essays, and historiography all suggest ways in which the subjective can reappropriate urban life. The book also includes a series of photographs by the author that reflect the ornamental experience of the metropolis in Paris, Frankfurt, and other cities.

"Iron, Ornament and Architecture in Victorian Britain "

Author : Paul Dobraszczyk
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 416 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2017-07-05
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781351562089

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"Iron, Ornament and Architecture in Victorian Britain " by Paul Dobraszczyk Pdf

Vilified by leading architectural modernists and Victorian critics alike, mass-produced architectural ornament in iron has received little sustained study since the 1960s; yet it proliferated in Britain in the half century after the building of the Crystal Palace in 1851 - a time when some architects, engineers, manufacturers, and theorists believed that the fusion of iron and ornament would reconcile art and technology and create a new, modern architectural language. Comprehensively illustrated and richly researched, Iron, Ornament and Architecture in Victorian Britain presents the most sustained study to date of the development of mechanised architectural ornament in iron in nineteenth-century architecture, its reception and theorisation by architects, critics and engineers, and the contexts in which it flourished, including industrial buildings, retail and seaside architecture, railway stations, buildings for export and exhibition, and street furniture. Appealing to architects, conservationists, historians and students of nineteenth-century visual culture and the built environment, this book offers new ways of understanding the notion of modernity in Victorian architecture by questioning and re-evaluating both Victorian and modernist understandings of the ideological split between historicism and functionalism, and ornament and structure.

The Parliamentary Debates

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1114 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 1856
Category : Great Britain
ISBN : MINN:31951D01084534E

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Memory Culture and the Contemporary City

Author : Uta Staiger,Henriette Steiner,Andrew Webber
Publisher : Springer
Page : 238 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2009-10-29
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780230246959

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Memory Culture and the Contemporary City by Uta Staiger,Henriette Steiner,Andrew Webber Pdf

These essays by leading figures from academia, architecture and the arts consider how cultures of memory are constructed for and in contemporary cities. They take Berlin as a key case of a historically burdened metropolis, but also extend to other global cities: Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, Cape Town and New York.

The Parliamentary Debates (official Report[s]) ...

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1110 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 1856
Category : Electronic
ISBN : CHI:099137331

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The Gentleman's Magazine

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 724 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 1826
Category : Great Britain
ISBN : IND:30000080773082

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Gentleman's Magazine, Or Monthly Intelligencer

Author : Sylvanus Urban (pseud. van Edward Cave.)
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 718 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 1825
Category : Great Britain
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000017938

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Women in Weimar Fashion

Author : Mila Ganeva
Publisher : Camden House
Page : 254 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781571132055

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Women in Weimar Fashion by Mila Ganeva Pdf

New view of the crucial role of fashion discourse and practice in Weimar Germany and its significance for women.

Paris Universal Exhibition of 1867. Catalogue of the British Section

Author : Great Britain,Great Britain. Imperial commission, Paris universal exhibition, 1867
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1204 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 1867
Category : Exposition universelle de 1867 à Paris
ISBN : GENT:900000112876

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Paris Universal Exhibition of 1867. Catalogue of the British Section by Great Britain,Great Britain. Imperial commission, Paris universal exhibition, 1867 Pdf

Catalogue of the British Section. Containing a List of the Exhibitors of the United Kingdom and Its Colonies, and the Objects which They Exhibit. In English, French, German, and Italian

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1354 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 1868
Category : Art and industry
ISBN : BL:A0021707198

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Catalogue of the British Section. Containing a List of the Exhibitors of the United Kingdom and Its Colonies, and the Objects which They Exhibit. In English, French, German, and Italian by Anonim Pdf

Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 970 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 1825
Category : Early English newspapers
ISBN : UOM:39015027525628

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The "Gentleman's magazine" section is a digest of selections from the weekly press; the "(Trader's) monthly intelligencer" section consists of news (foreign and domestic), vital statistics, a register of the month's new publications, and a calendar of forthcoming trade fairs.

The General Gazetteer

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 818 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 1815
Category : Gazetteers
ISBN : COLUMBIA:CU60734728

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