No other city has been so shaped and defined by individual imaginations. Berlin captures, portrays, and propagates the remarkable story of those myths and their makers.
Author: Rory MacLean
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Why are we drawn to certain cities? Perhaps because of a story read in childhood. Or a chance teenage meeting. Or maybe simply because the place touches us, embodying in its tribes, towers and history an aspect of our understanding of what it means to be human. Paris is about romantic love. Lourdes equates with devotion. New York means energy. London is forever trendy. Berlin is all about volatility. Berlin is a city of fragments and ghosts, a laboratory of ideas, the fount of both the brightest and darkest designs of history's most bloody century. The once arrogant capital of Europe was devastated by Allied bombs, divided by the Wall, then reunited and reborn as one of the creative centers of the world. Today it resonates with the echo of lives lived, dreams realized, and evils executed with shocking intensity. No other city has repeatedly been so powerful and fallen so low; few other cities have been so shaped and defined by individual imaginations. Berlin tells the volatile history of Europe's capital over five centuries through a series of intimate portraits of two dozen key residents: the medieval balladeer whose suffering explains the Nazis' rise to power; the demonic and charismatic dictators who schemed to dominate Europe; the genius Jewish chemist who invented poison gas for First World War battlefields and then the death camps; the iconic mythmakers like Christopher Isherwood, Leni Riefenstahl, and David Bowie, whose heated visions are now as real as the city's bricks and mortar. Alongside them are portrayed some of the countless ordinary Berliners who one has never heard of, whose lives can only be imagined: the Scottish mercenary who fought in the Thirty Years' War, the ambitious prostitute who refashioned herself as a baroness, the fearful Communist Party functionary who helped to build the Wall, and the American spy from the Midwest whose patriotism may have turned the course of the Cold War. Berlin is a history book like no other, with an originality that reflects the nature of the city itself. In its architecture, through its literature, in its movies and songs, Berliners have conjured their hard capital into a place of fantastic human fantasy. No other city has so often surrendered itself to its own seductive myths. No other city has been so shaped and defined by individual imaginations. Berlin captures, portrays, and propagates the remarkable story of those myths and their makers..
The city emerged as a center of European power and culture. From 1860 to the present day, this book presents the story of Berlin in photographs, portraits, maps, and aerial views.
Author: Hans Christian Adam
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
The spirit of Berlin. A photographic journey into the city's history Berlin has survived two world wars, was divided by a wall during the Cold War, and after the fall of the wall was reunited. The city emerged as a center of European power and culture. From 1860 to the present day, this book presents the story of Berlin in photographs, portraits, maps, and aerial views. More than a tribute to the city and its civic, social, and photographic history, this book especially pays homage to Berlin's inhabitants: full of hope and strength, in their faces is reflected Berlin's undying soul. About the series: Each compact and dynamic volume in TASCHEN'sPortrait of a City Piccolo series distills the vitality and history of each city into a billet doux packed with 150 photos accompanied by informative captions and inspiring quotations.
From giddy pictures of the Roaring Twenties to devastating images of war to such as the Reichstag wrapped by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, this is the most comprehensive photographic study on Berlin ever made, replete with emotion and ...
The brave city: A photographic portrait of Berlin, 1860 to today Berlin has survived two world wars, two totalitarian regimes, extreme financial hardship, and a wall that separated friends, families, lovers, compatriots and coworkers. In 1989, the city was reunited, and has emerged as a thriving, thrilling center of European influence, culture and creativity. A quarter century on from the Mauerfall that reunited West and East Berlin, this photographic portrait, now available as a popular Reader's Edition, presents the story of Berlin from 1860 until today. From giddy pictures of the Roaring Twenties to devastating images of war to such as the Reichstag wrapped by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, this is the most comprehensive photographic study on Berlin ever made, replete with emotion and atmosphere. Among the photographs are works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helmut Newton, René Burri, Robert Capa, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans as well as well-known Berlin photo-chroniclers such as Friedrich Seidenstücker, Erich Salomon, Willy Römer, and Heinrich Zille. Eloquent, evocative tributes from the likes of Vladimir Nabokov, Alfred Döblin, Herwarth Walden, Marlene Dietrich, Billy Wilder, Willy Brandt, Helmut Newton, Sir Simon Rattle, and David Bowie give resonant voice to the imagery and articulate not only Berlin's civic and architectural space, but also the hope and strength of its inhabitants and its soul. About the Series: Bibliotheca Universalis -- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia. Bookworm's delight -- never bore, always excite! Text in English, French, and German
»Berlin«, writes Karl Scheffler at the end of his classic 1910 portrait of the city, is »damned forever to become and never to be«. Scheffler could not have anticipated that his dictum would prove prophetic.
Author: Karl Scheffler
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
»Berlin«, writes Karl Scheffler at the end of his classic 1910 portrait of the city, is »damned forever to become and never to be«. Scheffler could not have anticipated that his dictum would prove prophetic. From the golden twenties to the anarchic nineties and its status of world capital of hipsterdom at the beginning of the new millennium – hardly has another author captured the fascinating and unique character of the city as perfectly. The formerly divided city has become the symbol of a new urbanity, blessed with the privilege of never having to be, but forever to become.
A richly textured chronicle of the seven-hundred-year history of Germany's greatest city traces Berlin's evolution from a thirteenth-century village to divided city to its modern incarnation, examining its institutions, architecture, social ...
Author: Giles MacDonogh
Publisher: St Martins Press
Traces Berlin's evolution from a thirteenth-century village to divided city to its modern incarnation and examines its institutions, architecture, social welfare, and arts.
On most weekends while living in London, I would select a city to visit and
photograph on a day trip. ... In 1959, I made the first of many visits to Berlin,
during which I took several hundred shots of both West and communist East
Berlin, both ...
Author: Allan Hailstone
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
A fascinating selection of images, giving a unique perspective on the people and streets of London in the fifties and sixties.
Berlin—Portrait of a City Through the Centuries (Rory MacLean, 2014).
MacLean's colorful look at this pivotal and resilient city focuses on the people (
from Frederick the Great to JFK to David Bowie) who were instrumental to its
Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Hachette UK
Marvel at the Brandenburg Gate, climb the Reichstag's dome, and check out Checkpoint Charlie with Rick Steves Berlin! Inside you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Berlin Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the colorful East Side Gallery, to the Memorial of the Berlin Wall, to cozy corner biergartens How to connect with local culture: Raise a pint with the locals and sample schnitzel, stroll through hip Prenzlauer Berg, or cruise down the Spree River Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed neighborhood maps for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, a German phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on every neighborhood in Berlin, as well as day trips to Potsdam, Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum, and Wittenberg Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Berlin. Expanding your trip? Try Rick Steves Best of Germany.
The Ghosts of Berlin, by Brian Ladd (University of Chicago Press 1997).
Accessible analysis of the historical sites in the contemporary city. Berlin: Portrait
of a City, by Hans Christian Adam (Taschen 2007). Enormous coVee table book
Author: Helen Constantine
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Berlin Tales is a collection of seventeen translated stories associated with Berlin. The book provides a unique insight into the mind of this fascinating city through the eyes of its story-tellers. Nearly twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the stories collected here reflect on the city's fascinating recent history, setting out with the early twentieth-century Berlin of Siegfried Kracauer and Alfred Döblin and culminating in an excellent selection of stories from the best of the new voices in the current boom in German fiction. They are chosen for their conscious exploration of the city's image, meaning, and attraction to immigrants and tourists as well as Berliners from both sides of the Wall. These stories also depict Berlin's distinct districts, not just the differences between East and West but also iconic sites such as Alexanderplatz, individual neighbourhoods (Jewish Mitte, Turkish Kreuzberg) and individual streets. There is an introduction and notes to accompany the stories and a selection of Further Reading. Each story is illustrated with a striking photograph and there is a map of Berlin and its transport system (a frequent motif). There is an introduction and notes to accompany the stories and a selection of Further Reading. The book will appeal to people who love travelling or are armchair travellers, as much as to those who love Berlin.
Sixteenth - century artists also made their Roman drawings on larger format
paper . Heemskerck likewise made drawings ' from nature ' on 13 Berlin ,
Staatliche Museen , Kupferstichkabinett , inv . 79 C2 , fols 75v - 83r , c . 190 x 260
Author: Katrien Lichtert
Publisher: Brepols Pub
During the last decades, representations of medieval and early modern urban space have witnessed an increasing popularity as objects of study within the historical disciplines. Scholars with different backgrounds investigate urban landscapes in various forms and using a wide range of media. In general, such 'portraits of the city' cover different types of visual and written documents. The twelve essays gathered in this book all cover specific types of such portraits, ranging from historiographical texts and archival record, over drawings, prints and paintings to maps and real urban architectural settings. Moreover, the interdisciplinary scope results in an ample compilation of various innovative methodologies, currently applied in the fields of study and disciplines addressed in the book. 'Portraits of the City' provides a representative overview of the current state of knowledge and is in this way a relevant contribution to the international debate on representations of the city.
Architecture and city planning A latecomer among the great cities of the world, “
Berlin's only tradition is one of urban experimentation, in which the identity of the
city is constantly being recast" (Berlin, Portrait of a City, DATAR report, 1992).
Publisher: Michelin Editions des Voyages
Provides a wealth of practical information on planning your visit - shopping, dining out, accommodation and seasonal events. Recommended sights and excursions for exploring destinations near and far, all graded to Michelin's renowned star system. Maps and town plans from Michelin's respected cartographers. Touring plans and itineraries to help make the most of your holiday.
4.4 Berlin: portrait of a divided city 4.4.1 The social meaning of Berlinisch Berlin
offers a virtually unique opportunity to study the linguistic consequences of the
abrupt disruption of a speech community. Although much has been written about
Author: Professor of German and Linguistics Stephen Barbour
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
An examination of the interrelations between language and society in the German-speaking countries.
A fascinating portrait of the turbulent political, social, and cultural life of the city of Berlin in the 1920s.
Author: Otto Friedrich
Publisher: Harper Collins
A fascinating portrait of the turbulent political, social, and cultural life of the city of Berlin in the 1920s.
An expansive, lavishly illustrated portrait of the culture of Berlin from its medieval beginnings to the reunification of 1990 illuminates the cultural activities of each era and their relationship to the city's changing political and ...
Author: Ronald Taylor
Publisher: Yale University Press
An expansive, lavishly illustrated portrait of the culture of Berlin from its medieval beginnings to the reunification of 1990 illuminates the cultural activities of each era and their relationship to the city's changing political and social life. UP.
Bastian Heinsohn Protesting the Globalized Metropolis: The Local as
Counterspace in Recent Berlin Literature This ... is from Raul Zelik's Berliner
Verhältnisse [Berlin Conditions, 2005], a humorous portrait of a society and city in
flux, and the ...
Author: Jaimey Fisher
The phrase “spatial turns” signals the growing importance of space as an analytical as well as representational category for culture. The volume addresses such emerging modes of inquiry by bringing together, for the first time, essays that engage with spatial turns, spatiality, and the theoretical implications of both in the context of German culture, history, and theory. Migrating from fields like geography, urban studies, and architecture, the new centrality of space has transformed social-science fields as diverse as sociology, philosophy, and psychology. In cultural studies, productive analyses of space increasingly cut across the studies of literature, film, popular culture, and the visual arts.Spatial Turns brings together essays that apply a spatial analysis to German literature and other media and engages with specifically German theorizations of space by such figures as Siegfried Kracauer and Walter Benjamin.The volume is organized in four sections: “Mapping Spaces” addresses cartography in all forms and in its intersection with culture; “Spaces of the Urban” takes up one of the key sites of spatial studies, the city; “Spaces of Encounter” considers how Germany has become a contact zone for multiple ethnicities; and “Visualized Spaces” concerns the theorization of space in film and new media studies.
A vivid exploration of what it means to be Central European using the city of Breslau as a microcosm of the region.
Author: Norman Davies
A vivid exploration of what it means to be Central European using the city of Breslau as a microcosm of the region. Central Europe has always been endowed with a rich variety of migrants and settlers, and has repeatedly been the scene of nomadic invasions, mixed settlements and military conquests. As a result, the area has witnessed a profusion of languages, cultures, religions and nationalities. The history of Silesia's main city can be seen as a fascinating tale in its own right, but it is more than that. It embodies all the experiences which have made Central Europe what it is - the rich mixture of nationalities and cultures; the German settlement and the reflux of the Slavs; a Jewish presence of exceptional distinction; a turbulent succession of Imperial rulers; and the shattering exposure to both Nazis and Stalinists. In short, it is a Central European microcosm. The third largest German city of the mid-nineteenth century, Breslau's population reached one million in 1945, before the bitter German defence of the city against the Soviets wrought almost total destruction. Transferred to Poland after the war, Breslau has risen from ruins and is again a thriving economic and cultural centre of the region.