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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 153–179.
Published: 01 August 2010
...; the building's location in a city undergoing an urban renewal program; and its reception in academic, professional, and public media during the competition, after it was built, and after September 11. The shift from triumphalist to apologetic memorials during the late Cold War era reflects the growing need...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 207–230.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Matthew Philpotts The first major government building to be completed in Berlin by the National Socialist regime, later the House of Ministries in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), and now the seat of the Federal Finance Ministry, the Reich Aviation Ministry is an archetypal palimpsest site...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 153–176.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Kate Rigby Theodor Storm's novella Der Schimmelreiter is set in northwestern Germany, a region with a long history of dyke building and coastal flooding. Drawing on insights into material agency, complexity, and the entwinement of materiality and discourse that have emerged from science studies, I...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 147–175.
Published: 01 August 2021
... argues that such a reading is only partly correct. Indeed, Adorno thought that film could be a medium for critique, yet he never stopped asserting film’s heteronomy. Building on the work of Miriam Hansen, the article argues that for Adorno, critical film could overcome the limitation of technique...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 217–224.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of maudlin navel-gazing or in bitter lamentation of the decline of the humanities but in the hope that it is possible to sketch out and to build a more epistemically capacious field. Running a micro-experiment to demonstrate the narrow range of topics that have been thought proper to New German Critique...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 39–71.
Published: 01 November 2009
... and modernism conditionally. In architecture, “modernization” resulted in the invention of new materials and construction or production methods (technology), and the design challenge of new building types like railroad stations, airports, and public housing. “Modernism” refers to the corresponding aesthetic...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 47–62.
Published: 01 August 2012
... to an unpredictable future, seems to have been the Wall itself rather than its demolition. From Özdamar's protagonist's charmed crossings of the Wall in the 1970s to Şenocak's view of Berlin as a permanent building site in the 1990s, Littler examines how their writings cut across the old political structure of East...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 77–106.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., classic, and national building tradition” ( Topfstedt, “Augustusplatz,” 70 ). Designed by Kunz Nierade and Kurt Hemmerling, the neoclassical opera was eventually built between 1956 and 1960 as the first and only new opera house in the GDR. 24. Sonntag, “Der Abriß,” 81 . 23. Planung des...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 25–45.
Published: 01 August 2012
... understanding of how the past persists into the present to a focus on the post-Wende building boom that may itself be critical or affirmative. Like architecture itself, then, the photographic book emerges as a cultural form for 5. See Eva-Marie Barkhofen, ed., Ost-Berlin und seine Bauten: Fotografien...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 11–24.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of Chicago Press, 2002), 287–315. Kathleen James-Chakraborty  13 cessful careers in the GDR, and by the time the Dessau Bauhaus was reno- vated in 1976, the school was officially appreciated.3 Although the Bauhaus, particularly the Gropius-designed Dessau build- ing...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 1–38.
Published: 01 November 2009
... in Wiesbaden-Biebrich (1907–9; fi g. 1),2 the university library in Tübingen (1910–11),3 or Hanover’s Stadthalle (1910–14)4—Bonatz soon attracted the 2. This building, crucial for Bonatz’s development as an architect, has not been seriously studied yet. The most informative source is still...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 1–38.
Published: 01 November 2018
... use. —Adolf Loos, “Ornament and Crime” We are striving to create buildings with a simple, organic body, naked and radiating from an inner law, without falsehood or playfulness, which responds affirmatively to our world of machines, wires and fast vehicles, which expresses its purpose...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 7–39.
Published: 01 November 2006
... there be an architecture that is produced at some abstract space outside the forces of any local condition. Understanding mod- ern architecture therefore requires an explanatory concept that challenges the common dichotomies such as international versus national style or mod- ernist versus regionalist building. I...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 63–82.
Published: 01 November 2006
... in general. For example, here is Jameson assembling the minimal “units” of an architectural grammar: “These ʻsentencesʼ—if that is indeed what a building can be said to ʻbeʼ—are read by readers whose bodies fi ll in the various shifter-slots and subject-positions; while the larger text into which...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 115–135.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., 1997), 381–90; and Anthony Vidler, The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1996). 6. Uta Staiger and Henriette Steiner, introduction to Memory Culture and the Contemporary City: Building Sites, ed. Uta Staiger, Henriette Steiner, and Andrew Webber...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 99–140.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Abzahlung usw. 7 Kracauer’s crude yet also realistic list of things and actions “at home” clearly appropriates New Objectivity’s technique of mirroring reality by its media presence. At the same time, this technique dominated the unprecedented press campaign that popularized a “New Building...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 139–169.
Published: 01 August 2008
...: Ausgewählte Gedichte [Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1996], 56). 142 Post-Wende Berlin debates continue to surround Berlin’s buildings, past and present, its street names and historically loaded sites, such as the former East German People’s Palace, the Potsdamer Platz, and the former National...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 171–191.
Published: 01 November 2013
...: The Last One Out Turns Off the Lights; dir. Busa, 2008), Empire St. Pauli—von Perlenketten und Platzverweisen (Empire St. Pauli: Of Pearl Necklaces and Banning Orders; dirs. Bude and Sobczak, 2009), Denk mal Berlin—wer baut die Stadt? (Think about It, Berlin—Who Is Building the City?; dirs. Neuhaus...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 209–233.
Published: 01 November 2006
... as mass medium, I would like to review a historical instance in which a museum won a mass audience by opening its halls to modern art. Modernism, a Museum, and the Masses The National Gallery in Berlin is a monument to an age in which museum building was synonymous with nation building. Its...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 9–24.
Published: 01 February 2020
...). In the introduction to the Critique of Pure Reason Kant develops his system of critical thinking out of the architecture of reason. First, he says, it is a matter of simple domiciles for our experience. Beyond this, though, human beings resorted to building a tower (the one of Babel). They fought about...
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