Synopses & Reviews
This is a lucid study of Walter Benjamin's lifelong fascination with the city and forms of metropolitan experience, highlighting the relevance of Benjamin's work to our contemporary understanding of modernity.
Walter Benjamin is now widely recognized as one of the most original and perceptive thinkers of the twentieth century. This book is a study of Benjamin's lifelong fascination with the city and forms of metropolitan experience.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -221) and index.
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations.
1. Urban Images: From Ruins to Revolutions.
2. Urban Memories: Labyrinth and Childhood.
3. Dialectical Images: Paris and the Phantasmagoria of Modernity.
4. Urban Allegories: Paris, Baudelaire and the Experience of Modernity.