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|Title||:||The Arcades Project|
|Author||:||Walter Benjamin, Rolf Tiedemann, Kevin McLaughlin, Howard Eiland|
|Number of Pages||:||1088|
|Category||:||Philosophy, Non fiction, History, Theory, Art, Essays|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Arcades Project To great writers Walter Benjamin once wrote finished works weigh lighter than those fragments on which they labor their entire lives Conceived in Paris in and still in progress when Benjamin fled the Occupation in i The Arcades Project i in German i Das Passagen Werk i is a monumental ruin meticulously constructed over the course of thirteen years the theater as Benjamin called it of all my struggles and all my ideas .
Focusing on the arcades of nineteenth century Paris glass roofed rows of shops that were early centers of consumerism Benjamin presents a montage of quotations from and reflections on hundreds of published sources arranging them in thirty six categories with descriptive rubrics such as Fashion Boredom Dream City Photography Catacombs Advertising Prostitution Baudelaire and Theory of Progress His central preoccupation is what he calls the commodification of things a process in which he locates the decisive shift to the modern age .
i The Arcades Project i is Benjamin s effort to represent and to critique the bourgeois experience of nineteenth century history and in so doing to liberate the suppressed true history that underlay the ideological mask In the bustling cluttered arcades street and interior merge and historical time is broken up into kaleidoscopic distractions and displays of ephemera Here at a distance from what is normally meant by progress Benjamin finds the lost time s embedded in the spaces of things