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Germany's other modernity : Munich and the building of metropolis, 1895-1930 /
Leif Jerram.
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Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2007.
description
vi, 229 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
9780719076077 (hbk.)
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imprint
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2007.
isbn
9780719076077 (hbk.)
catalogue key
6368910
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Leif Jerram is lecturer in urban history at the University of Manchester.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This book is about what it meant to build a city in Germany at the turn of the 20th century. It explores the physical spaces & mental attitudes that shaped lives, restructured society, & conditioned beliefs about the past & expectations for the future in the crucial German generations that formed the young Reich, & fought the Great War.
Main Description
Germany's Other Modernityexplores the physical spaces and mental attitudes that shaped lives, restructured society, and conditioned beliefs about the past and expectations for the future in the crucial German generations that formed the young Reich, fought the Great War, and experienced the Weimar Republic. Focusing on ordinary buildings, this study shows how material space could influence the lives of citizens, from the ways the elderly slept at night to the economy of the city as a whole. It also shows how we integrate the spaces of our lives into our explanations of politics, culture, and economics. It is aimed at those who want to understand urban modernity, Wilhelmine, and Weimar Germany, the use of space in social policy and politics, and the design of cities.
Main Description
Germany's Other Modernity explores the physical spaces and mental attitudes that shaped lives, restructured society, and conditioned beliefs about the past and expectations for the future in the crucial German generations that formed the young Reich, fought the Great War, and experienced the Weimar Republic. Focusing on ordinary buildings, this study shows how material space could influence the lives of citizens, from the ways the elderly slept at night to the economy of the city as a whole. It also shows how we integrate the spaces of our lives into our explanations of politics, culture, and economics. It is aimed at those who want to understand urban modernity, Wilhelmine, and Weimar Germany, the use of space in social policy and politics, and the design of cities.
Main Description
This book is about what it meant to build a city in Germany at the turn of the twentieth century. It explores the physical spaces and mental attitudes that shaped lives, restructured society, and conditioned beliefs about the past and expectations for the future in the crucial German generations that formed the young Reich, fought the Great War, and experienced the Weimar Republic.Focusing on ordinary buildings and the way they shaped ordinary lives, this study shows how material space could influence the lives of citizens, from the ways the elderly slept at night to the economy of the city as a whole. It also shows how we integrate the spaces and places of our lives into our explanations of politics, culture and economics. It is aimed at those who want to understand urban modernity, Wilhelmine and Weimar Germany, the use of space in social policy and politics, and the design of cities.
Table of Contents
List of illustrationsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Making sense of modernityp. 2
Cities, buildings and spacep. 6
Historicising Germany, historicising buildingsp. 10
Structure of the bookp. 13
Grossstadtangst: disorder and discomfort in the metropolisp. 20
The culture of anxietyp. 24
Metropolis as Heimatp. 25
Producing Heimat: strategy and tacticsp. 31
Exhibiting the city: exhibiting anxietyp. 39
Stadtebau: building citiesp. 47
Conclusionp. 60
Grossstadtfreude: joy in the metropolisp. 67
Liberal mentality and the community of Grossstadte, 1890-1914p. 69
Liberal mentality and the community of Grossstadte, 1918-30p. 78
Urban selves and rural others: peripheries, edges and the colonial mentalityp. 82
The dysfunctional countryside and the useful cityp. 90
Modern signs, modern citizens: technological symbolism in the cityp. 92
Conclusionp. 100
The interior world of modernityp. 106
The social state and the ungrateful citzenp. 110
Domestic space and the modern citizenp. 126
Conclusionp. 142
The production of space and the execution of social policyp. 149
The politics of aestheticsp. 151
Defining the problem, asking the question: the space of homep. 153
Technologies of space: land versus architecturep. 161
Technology, rent and constructionp. 170
From housing 'question' to design 'policy', 1917-30p. 172
Conclusionp. 185
Conclusion: Germany, space and modernityp. 192
Bibliographyp. 197
Indexp. 219
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