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The Arcades Project

W. Benjamin

The Arcades Project

by W. Benjamin

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To great writers, Walter Benjamin once wrote, "finished works weigh lighter than those fragments on which they labour their entire lives." Conceived in Paris in and still in progress when Benjamin fled the Occupation in , "The Arcades Project" (in German, Das Passagen-Werk) is a monumental ruin, meticulously constructed over the course of 13 years - "the theatre," as t /10(96). "To great writers," Walter Benjamin once wrote, "finished works weigh lighter than those fragments on which they labor their entire lives." Conceived in Paris in and still in progress when Benjamin fled the Occupation in , The Arcades Project (in German, Das Passagen-Werk) is a monumental ruin, meticulously constructed over the course of thirteen years--"the .

  The Arcades Project is Benjamin's effort to represent and to critique the bourgeois experience of nineteenth-century history, and, in so doing, to liberate the suppressed "true history" that underlay the ideological mask. In the bustling, cluttered arcades, street and interior merge and historical time is broken up into kaleidoscopic.   ''The Arcades Project'' is an Enlightenment project. By bringing awareness to its readers, the book will release them from the hold of manufactured states of mind.

  Walter's Benjamin's The Arcades Project, a doorstopper of a book by one of the leading intellectuals of the 20th century, starts with the specifics of the technologically innovative Parisian shopping arcade, then spins off into a vast and complex universe of ideas about art, architecture, politics and consumer culture/5(24).   The Arcades book, whatever our verdict on it - ruin, failure, impossible project - suggests a new way of writing about a civilisation using its rubbish as .


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It is in some sense not unlike Joyce's or Woolf's attempts to catalogue the ideas and feelings of a single day, only with Benjamin it is an attempt to list and represent the experience of the bourgeois in the century of progress, in effect to undermine the lunacy of ideaology/5.

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The Arcades Project is Benjamin's effort to represent and to critique the bourgeois experience of nineteenth-century history, and, in so doing, to liberate the suppressed "true history" that underlay the ideological mask.

In the bustling, cluttered arcades, street and interior merge and historical time is broken up into kaleidoscopic. Walter's Benjamin's The Arcades Project, a doorstopper of a book by one of the leading intellectuals of the 20th century, starts with the specifics of the technologically innovative Parisian shopping arcade, then spins off into a vast and complex universe of ideas about art, architecture, politics and consumer : Walter Benjamin.

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The Arcades Project (Book): Benjamin, Walter: To great writers, Walter Benjamin once wrote, finished works weigh lighter than those fragments on which they labour their entire lives. Conceived in Paris in and still in progress when Benjamin fled the Occupation inThe Arcades Project (in German, Das Passagen-Werk) is a monumental ruin, meticulously.

As configured now, The Arcades Project is a fragmentary work of sketches, quotations, gleanings, and reflections. In the end, it is an ambitious.

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