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Weimar Surfaces: Urban Visual Culture in 1920s Germany (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism) Read Weimar Surfaces Urban Visual Culture In 1920s Germany Weimar And Now German Cultural Criticism Author Janet Ward Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk 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.


10 thoughts on “Weimar Surfaces: Urban Visual Culture in 1920s Germany (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)

  1. says:

    I am all of a quiver at the thought of reading this Three of my favourite things metropolis, Weimar Germany and cinema.


  2. says:

    Weimar Germany is, for the art historian, probably one of the most fruitful periods worth considering Germany, after its defeat in World War I, sloughed off its classicist Wilhelmine antecedents to a certain extent and artists and architects tried everything from futurism to designs so idiosyncratic that you have to make adjectival derivatives from the artist s name to even begin describing what they were up to Bruno Taut, for instance, in his book Alpine Architecture conceived of a city built of interlocking and freestanding glass pyramids to be nestled among the peaks and valleys of snow covered mountains I don t know what to call this style of architecture, except maybe Tautian sic Janet Ward s book does a good job of describing the various ways that artists created a half Utopian half nightmare landscape in post war Berlin, using neon, stone, and a lot of glass Special attention is given to advertisements of the era, and in the applied art of shop window dressing arrangement The latter might seem unworthy of such attention, but the art of window dressing was serious business in Germany and Europe in general, at the time with specialized schools and guilds flourishing in in the metropolises It is no accident that the man who for good or ill ...


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