The cultural spaces of Siegfied Kracauer: the many surfaces of Berlin

Journal: 
Issue: 
Summer 2007
Author(s): 

Allen explores Kracauer’s phenomenological treatment of Weimar Berlin and its character, suggestive of contemporaneous cultural change and the progression toward emergent mass cultural forms, defining Kracauer’s embrace of a world of ‘surfaces’. Allen addresses Kracauer’s view of the relationship between photography and the topography of urban life and evokes Kracauer’s sensibility to explore Berlin today and its urban montage, underpinned by a new logic of superficiality and seduction.

PDF of article:
£6.67

Subscribers to New Formations can access this article for free. If you are already a subscriber please login to your account to read the article.

Subscribe to New Formations

New Formations 61