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Berlin - The Symphony Continues : Orchestrating Architectural, Social, and Artistic Change in Germany's New Capital - Carol Anne Costabile-Heming

Berlin - The Symphony Continues

Orchestrating Architectural, Social, and Artistic Change in Germany's New Capital

Hardcover Published: 25th March 2004
ISBN: 9783110177237
Number Of Pages: 338
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The sudden fall of the Berlin Wall is one of the defining images of the late twentieth century. The subsequent unification of Germany and the decision to return Berlin to its status as capital has made the constant changes within the city a matter of public interest. It also offered Berlin the opportunity to create a new image for itself, one that can serve as a counterbalance to the politically charged recent history of Berlin as the capital of Nazi Germany and former East Berlin as the capital of the German Democratic Republic. Poised between capitalist Western Europe and the former communist powers in Eastern Europe, Berlin occupies a fascinating geopolitical space. This anthology presents a unique glimpse into the various constituencies that make up Berlin and that impact the city's challenges and promises.

"The essays mentioned here shed valuable new light on perennial Berlin questions as well as priviously neglegted aspects of urban life and identity, whether or not the entire volume represents a harmonious whole."Peter M. McIsaac in: German Quarterly 4/2005

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Berlin's Symphony Continues: Architectural, Social and Artistic Changep. 3
Physical Space
Gedachtnis and Zukunft, Remembrance and the Future: A Photo-Essayp. 13
Shifting Margins and Contested Centers: Changing Cinematic Visions of (West) Berlinp. 41
Building on a Metaphor: Democracy, Transparency and the Berlin Reichstagp. 59
"Neues, altes Tor zur Welt": The New Central Station in the "New" Berlinp. 77
Tracking Berlin: Along S-Bahn Linie 5p. 93
Experiential Space
The Collapse of Time: German History and Identity in Hubertus Siegert's Berlin Babylon (2001) and Thomas Schadt's Berlin: Sinfonie einer Grossstadt (2002)p. 119
The Symphony of a Capital City: Controversies of Reunification in the Berlin Music Communityp. 143
Mutual Othering: East and West Berliners Happily Divided?p. 165
Heinz Bude's Defining Construct for the Berlin Republic: The Generation Berlinp. 187
Living Berlin: Autobiography and the Cityp. 205
Divided and Reunited Berlin in Peter Schneider's Fictionp. 223
Berlin Snapshots: Images of the City in Short Fictionp. 245
No History, Just Stories: Revisiting Tradition in Berlin Films of the 1990sp. 261
Growing Together, Growing Apart: Berlin Love Stories as Allegories of German Unificationp. 279
Weimar Project(ions) in Post-Unification Cinemap. 301
Notes on Contributorsp. 321
Indexp. 325
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9783110177237
ISBN-10: 3110177234
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 25th March 2004
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 16.15  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.62