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Beyond The Wall Jenseits Der Mauer

Author : Justinian Jampol
ISBN : 3836548852
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This encyclopedic volume features over 2500 items from its extraordinary collections. Never before has a book included this full a spectrum of art, archives, and artifacts from socialist East Germany: official symbols and dissident expressions, the spectacular and the routine, the mass-produced and the handmade, the funny and the tragic. Packaged in a slick, portable box, the book also comes with a facsimile of a GDR family scrapbook, documenting real and imagined travels both within East Germany, and across the border.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

New German Dance Studies

Author : Susan Manning
ISBN : 9780252093869
Genre : Performing Arts
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New German Dance Studies offers fresh histories and theoretical inquiries that resonate across fields of the humanities. Sixteen essays range from eighteenth-century theater dance to popular contemporary dances in global circulation. In an exquisite trans-Atlantic dialogue that demonstrates the complexity and multilayered history of German dance, American and European scholars and artists elaborate on definitive performers and choreography, focusing on three major thematic areas: Weimar culture and its afterlife, the German Democratic Republic, and recent conceptual trends in theater dance. Contributors are Maaike Bleeker, Franz Anton Cramer, Kate Elswit, Susanne Franco, Susan Funkenstein, Jens Richard Giersdorf, Yvonne Hardt, Sabine Huschka, Claudia Jeschke, Marion Kant, Gabriele Klein, Karen Mozingo, Tresa Randall, Gerald Siegmund, and Christina Thurner.
Category: Performing Arts

Berlin Since The Wall S End

Author : John Alexander Williams
ISBN : 9781443806848
Genre : History
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In the nearly nineteen years since the destruction of the Wall that divided East from West Berlin, Germans have struggled with the challenges of reunification. The task has been daunting—unifying two countries with a common language but mutually hostile political and economic systems. Contrary to the optimistic predictions of 1989/1990, reunification has aggravated many of Germany’s problems within the larger context of globalization. Berlin, divided epicenter of the Cold War, Germany’s largest city and the capital since 1999, has been forced to confront the challenges of reunification with particular urgency. This book presents the work of six scholars who met at Bradley University’s annual Berlin seminar in June, 2006 to discuss the recent past and the future prospects of the German metropolis. Two broad concerns--society and historical memory--emerged during the seminar and are reflected in these scholars’ writings. The first section of the book assesses how Berliners have reunified the city through urban planning and social, economic and cultural policies. These chapters also speak to pressing contemporary issues of immigration, citizenship and cultural diversity. The essays in the book’s second part trace how historical memory has been shaped and politically contested in German culture, both in the divided nation and since 1989. Berlin Since the Wall’s End casts light on a metropolis that has been scarred, but not destroyed, by the upheavals of recent history.
Category: History

Reworking The German Past

Author : Susan G. Figge
ISBN : 9781571134448
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Views adaptations as a way in which Germany seeks to come to terms with its past.
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ISBN : UVA:X002261380
Genre : Art
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Art In Berlin 1815 1989

Author : High Museum of Art
ISBN : UOM:39076000910062
Genre : Art and history
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A collection of works showing the history of modern art in Berlin.
Category: Art and history

The Manifesta Decade

Author : Barbara Vanderlinden
ISBN : UCSD:31822035733914
Genre : Art
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Reflections from curators, historians, philosophers, anthropologists, architects, and writers on the cultural and political conditions of European exhibition practice since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Category: Art

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology

Author : Brian M. Fagan
ISBN : UOM:49015002846633
Genre : Religion
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Features articles written by archaeology scholars on such topics as bog bodies, underwater archaeology, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Valley of the Kings
Category: Religion