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Weimar Surfaces

Urban Visual Culture in 1920s Germany

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Weimar Surfaces by Janet Ward
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Description

Germany of the 1920s offers a stunning moment in modernity, a time when surface values first became determinants of taste, activity, and occupation: modernity was still modern, spectacle was still spectacular. Janet Ward's luminous study revisits Weimar Germany via the lens of metropolitan visual culture, analyzing the power that 1920s Germany holds for today's visual codes of consumerism.

Author Biography

Janet Ward is Associate Professor of German Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the coeditor of Agonistics: Arenas of Creative Contest (1997), co-editor of the forthcoming German Studies in the Post-Holocaust Age: The Politics of Memory, Identity, and Ethnicity (2001) and is currently writing a book on post-Wall architecture in Berlin
Release date Australia
March 21st, 2001
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
63 b-w photographs
Imprint
University of California Press
Pages
374
Dimensions
152x229x13
ISBN-13
9780520222991
Product ID
1906858

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