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Author Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940.

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

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  944.361081 BENJ    DUE 17-04-15 BILLED
Uniform title Passagen-Werk. English
Physical description xiv, 1073 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [955]-1015) and index.
Summary "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."--Book jacket.
"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.
Language notes Translated from the German.
Other author Tiedemann, Rolf.
Subject Arcades -- France -- Paris -- 19th century.
Paris (France) -- History -- 1848-1870.
Paris (France) -- History -- 1830-1848.
Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
ISBN 067404326X (alk. paper)