Fragments of Modernity (Routledge Revivals): Theories of Modernity in the Work of Simmel, Kracauer and Benjamin

Fragments of Modernity (Routledge Revivals): Theories of Modernity in the Work of Simmel, Kracauer and Benjamin

David Frisby


Fragments of Modernity, first released in 1985, offers a serious advent to the paintings of 3 of the main unique German thinkers of the early 20th century. of their alternative ways, all 3 illuminated the event of the trendy city existence, even if in mid nineteenth-century Paris, Berlin on the flip of the 20 th century or later because the leading edge urban of the Weimar Republic. They comparable the hot modes of experiencing the area to the maturation of the money economic system (Simmel), the method of explanation of capital (Kracauer) and the delusion global of commodity fetishism (Benjamin). In every one case they specialise in these fragments of social adventure that may most sensible trap the feel of modernity.

"An crucial source not just for college kids of 20th-century German inspiration, but in addition for a person wrestling with the dilemmas of up to date existence." Martin Jay, collage of California, Berkeley

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