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The Mass Ornament

Weimar Essays

Siegfried Kracauer

Edited and translated by Thomas Y. Levin

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674551633

Publication Date: 06/30/1995

Academic Trade

416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

27 halftones


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  • Translator’s Note
  • Introduction [Thomas Y. Levin]
  • Lead-In: Natural Geometry
    • Lad and Bull
    • Two Planes
    • Analysis of a City Map
  • External and Internal Objects
    • Photography
    • Travel and Dance
    • The Mass Ornament
    • On Bestsellers and Their Audience
    • The Biography as an Art Form of the New Bourgeoisie
    • Revolt of the Middle Classes
    • Those Who Wait
  • Constructions
    • The Group as Bearer of Ideas
    • The Hotel Lobby
  • Perspectives
    • The Bible in German
    • Catholicism and Relativism
    • The Crisis of Science
    • Georg Simmel
    • On the Writings of Walter Benjamin
    • Franz Kafka
  • The Movies
    • Calico-World
    • The Little Shopgirls Go to the Movies
    • Film 1928
    • Cult of Distraction
  • Fadeaway: Toward the Vanishing Point
    • Boredom
    • Farewell to the Linden Arcade
  • Notes
  • Bibliographic Information
  • Credits
  • Index

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