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Fragments of modernity theories of modernity in the work of Simmel, Kracauer and Benjamin by David Frisby

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Published by Polity Press in association with Basil Blackwell, Oxford in Cambridge .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Simmel, Georg, 1858-1918.,
  • Kracauer, Siegfried, 1889-1966.,
  • Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940.,
  • Modernism (Aesthetics),
  • Culture -- Philosophy.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementDavid Frisby.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBH301.M54 F75x 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 319 p. ;
Number of Pages319
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2500207M
ISBN 10074560188X
LC Control Number87673399

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