All that is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity

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Verso, 1983 - Art and society - 383 pages
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This book develops the idea that Modernity's defining characteristic is that of continual reassertion of ambivalence. In light of this argument the author revisits writers such as Goethe, Marx and Dostoevsky adding new dimensions to them all as well as to our understanding of Modernity.
 

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User Review  - BeeQuiet - LibraryThing

This book has completely shifted my thinking on modernity whilst being a joy to read. Passion oozes from the pages. I'd write more, but I don't think I could do it justice. If you're in any way interested in the concepts of modernity or postmodernity, read this book. Read full review

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User Review  - Voglioleggere - LibraryThing

Non Fiction, An extraordinary book, Critical Theory, Cultural Theory, Criticism, Cultural studies, Modernism, Modernity, Urban studies, "For most of my life, since I learned that I was living in ‘a ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
13
The Tragedy of Development
37
Marx Modernism
87
Innovative SelfDestruction
98
The Unaccommodated Man
105
The Metamorphosis of Values
111
Modernism in the Streets
131
The Modernism of Underdevelopment
173
Some Notes on
287
A Shout in the Street
312
Bringing It All Back Home
329
Notes
349
Index
371
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