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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The Dialectics of Seeing: Buck-Morss plots Benjamin’s intellectual orientation on axes running east and west, north and south – Moscow Paris, Berlin-Naples – and shows how such thinking in coordinates can explain his understanding of “dialectics at a standstill. I recommend reading Benjamin’s major essays —particularly “Theses on the Philosophy of History,” “The Buck-motss of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” and the Baudelaire buck-norss — before starting this book.
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Got me really into turn of the nineteenth century Paris, Haussmann’s reshaping of Paris, and flaneurs, which I later picked up in my art history classes. Benjamin truly is unlike any other thinker.
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. A good time was had by all.
Nicholas Xenos – – Philosophy in Review 11 3: She uses images throughout the book to dialectcs that Benjamin took the debris of mass culture seriously as the source of philosophical truth.
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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Paperbackpages. Buck-Morss has written a wonderful book. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Tasos Droulias rated it it was amazing Nov 03, Working with Benjamin’s vast files of citations and commentary which contain a myriad of historical details from the dawn of consumer culture, Buck-Morss makes visible the conceptual structure that gives these fragments philosophical coherence.
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Walter Benjamin’s magnum opus was a book he did not live to write. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. 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. The Paris Arcades that so fascinated Benjamin as they did theSurrealists whose dialecyics metaphysics” he admired were the prototype, the 19th century”ur-form” of the modern shopping mall.
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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. A Walk on the Wild Side: Oct 04, Yamini rated it it was amazing. Jan 03, Mark Van Hollebeke rated it it was amazing.
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