Walter Benjamin’s magnum opus was a book he did not live to write. In The Dialecticsof Seeing, Susan Buck-Morss offers an inventive reconstruction of the. The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project. Susan Buck- Morss, Author MIT Press (MA) $35 (p) ISBN ‘opy latlt by Susan Buck-Morss. All rights reserved. . it considered dialectical thinking to be the core of – dialectics as the tool for a critical.

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Reconstructing the philisophical and political meanings hidden in the fragments of Benjamin’s quotes and notes, this book represents a magistreral masterpiece illuminating Benjamin’s philosophy of mass culture and its redepmtive features. His lyrical, hallucinatory evocation of the city as a place of dreams, myths, expectations. Refresh and try again. There’s a problem loading this seenig right now.


Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Through it, she connects Benjamin’s unique, but well founded, interepretation of Marxism and marxist social criticism to his interpretation of the nineteenth century consumer culture and ultimately to the social situation of Germany and Europe in the twenties and thirties.

Awakening From the Nightmarish Slumber of Phantasmagoria. Susan Buck-Morss – – Harvester Press. Trivia About The Dialectics of The Paris Arcades that so fascinated Benjamin as they did the Surrealists whose “materialist metaphysics” he admired were the prototype, the 19th century “ur-form” of the modern shopping mall. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Walter Benjamin’s essays are closely examined in light of the work he toiled at for most of his career: Benjamin truly is unlike any other thinker.

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Benjamin’s dialectics of seeing demonstrate how to read these consumer dream houses and so many other material objects of the time-from air balloons to women’s fashions, from Baudelaire’s poetry to Grandville’s cartoons-as anticipations of social utopia and, simultaneously, as clues for a radical political critique.

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Working with Benjamin’s vast files of citations and commentarywhich contain a myriad Adorno, Walter Benjamin and the Frankfurt Institute. Paperbackpages.

This web of social, historical, political, artistic and philosophical investigation all comes together through an investigation of allegory as an excess of meaning. Jan 03, Mark Van Hollebeke rated it it was amazing.