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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
Edition First Harvard University Press paperback edition
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2002


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Description xiv, 1073 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Translator's 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 ; Translator's notes -- Guide to names and terms -- Index
Summary "The arcades project is Walter Benjamin's effort to represent and to critique the bourgeois experience of nineteenth-century history and, in so doing, to liberate the suppressed 'true history' that underlay the ideological mask"--P. [4] of cover
Focusing on the arcades of 19th-century Paris--glass-roofed rows of shops that were early centers of consumerism--Benjamin presents a montage of quotations from, and reflections on, hundreds of published sources
Notes Originally published as hbk.: c1999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [955]-1015) and index
Notes Translation of: Passagen-Werk
Subject Arcades -- France -- Paris -- 19th century.
Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Paris (France) -- History -- 1830-1848.
Paris (France) -- History -- 1848-1870.
Paris (France) -- History -- 1789-1900.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 99027615
ISBN 0674008022 (paperback)
9780674008021 (paperback)
Other Titles Passagen-Werk. English