BEYOND THE WALL ART AND ARTIFACTS FROM THE GDR

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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. --amazon.com
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Border Wall Aesthetics

Author : Elisa Ganivet
ISBN : 9783839447772
Genre : Art
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30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, we live in a time of globalization and free trade. Nevertheless, 70 new border walls have been built in this period - put together, they would cover the total circumference of the Earth. While governments offer manifold justifications for building these separation barriers, they invariably attract the attention of artists. Is it merely the lure of transgression, however, that attracts them - or is there a deeper significance in the artistic encounter with border walls? And which artistic strategies do these artists employ to approach them? In order to address these questions, Élisa Ganivet revisits the history of border wall aesthetics and compares more recent border-related works by 100 artists, including Joseph Beuys (Berlin), Banksy (Israel-Palestine), and Frida Kahlo (Mexico-US). Through art and thus beyond art, we understand the flaws and shortcomings of supposedly well-oiled systems. With a preface by Élisabeth Vallet.
Category: Art

Das Ddr Handbuch

Author : Justinian Jampol
ISBN : 383656520X
Genre : Arts, German
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From artworks, design, and everyday objects to political posters and flags, Stasi equipment, and uniforms: sift through never-before-seen archives in this encyclopedia of socialist East Germany. Based on our XL volume, the most comprehensive overview of GDR visual and material culture to date, this affordable new edition presents the...
Category: Arts, German

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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The German Cinema Book

Author : Tim Bergfelder
ISBN : 9781911239420
Genre : History
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This comprehensively revised, updated and significantly extended edition introduces German film history from its beginnings to the present day, covering key periods and movements including early and silent cinema, Weimar cinema, Nazi cinema, the New German Cinema, the Berlin School, the cinema of migration, and moving images in the digital era. Contributions by leading international scholars are grouped into sections that focus on genre; stars; authorship; film production, distribution and exhibition; theory and politics, including women's and queer cinema; and transnational connections. Spotlight articles within each section offer key case studies, including of individual films that illuminate larger histories (Heimat, Downfall, The Lives of Others, The Edge of Heaven and many more); stars from Ossi Oswalda and Hans Albers, to Hanna Schygulla and Nina Hoss; directors including F.W. Murnau, Walter Ruttmann, Wim Wenders and Helke Sander; and film theorists including Siegfried Kracauer and Béla Balázs. The volume provides a methodological template for the study of a national cinema in a transnational horizon.
Category: History

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

The World S Best

Author : Marian V. Cooper
ISBN : 0945332084
Genre : Travel
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An encyclopedia and guide for the international traveler on all the best the world has to offer. Tells you where to find the best hotels, islands, restaurants, adventures, travel bargains, resorts, night life, best buys, and more.
Category: Travel

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