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The Arcades Project

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674008021

Publication Date: 03/30/2002

Academic Trade

1088 pages

6-1/2 x 10 inches

42 halftones

Belknap Press


  • Translators’ Foreword
  • Exposés
    • “Paris, the Capital of the Nineteenth Century” (1935)
    • “Paris, Capital of the Nineteenth Century” (1939)
    • Convolutes
    • Overview
    • First Sketches
  • Early Drafts
    • “Arcades”
    • “The Arcades of Paris”
    • “The Ring of Saturn”
  • Addenda
    • “Exposé” of 1935, Early Version
    • Materials for the “Exposé” of 1935
    • Materials for “Arcades”
  • Dialectics at a Standstill [Rolf Tiedemann]
  • The Story of Old Benjamin [Lisa Fittko]
  • Translators’ Notes
  • Guide to Names and Terms
  • Index

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