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The Dialectics of Seeing : Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project - Susan Buck-Morss

The Dialectics of Seeing

Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project

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Published: 6th September 1991
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Walter Benjamin's magnum opus was a book he did not live to write. In "The Dialectics of Seeing, " Susan Buck-Morss offers an inventive reconstruction of the "Passagen-Werk, " or "Arcades Project, " as it might have taken form.

Wonderfully imaginative...Like Benjamin, Buck-Morss is a surrealist explorer, her mysteries unraveled by intuition, revealed by illusion. -- Eugen Weber * The New Republic * Buck-Morss has written a wonderful book. Although rigorously analytic, the book doesn't sacrifice those qualities in Benjamin's writing that are not reducible to method. His lyrical, hallucinatory evocation of the city as a place of dreams, myths, expectations. -- Herbert Muschamp * Artforum *

Part 1: temporal origins; spatial origins. Part 2: natural history - fossil; mythic history - fetish; mythic nature - wish image; historical nature - ruin. Part 3: is this philosophy?; dream world of mass culture; materialist pedagogy; afterword - revolutionary inheritance.

ISBN: 9780262521642
ISBN-10: 0262521644
Series: Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 6th September 1991
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.0 x 22.8  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.69