Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press Of Harvard University Press. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1999. Hardcover. 067404326X . This is a thick, heavy book and is not eligible for Priority, Air or International shipping under standard fees. Very minor edge wear on the clean, sound binding. Contents are almost as new. Very minor edge wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; This is a thick, heavy book and is not eligible for Priority, Air or International shipping under standard fees. 10-1/8" Tall, XIV + 1073pp. Medium blue boards with photo of author on the front cover, black cloth spine, bright silver spine lettering. DJ's front panel has a cutout area to allow the author's face, from the from cover photo, to show through. HISTORY. Translation of DAS PASSAGEN-WERK by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin , prepared on the basis of the German volume edited by Rolf Tiedemann. "Conceived in Paris in 1927 and still in progress in 1940 when Benjamin fled the Nazis, only to find death on the Spanish border, THE ARCADES PROJECT is his magnum opus: a new theory of history embodied in a new literary and philosophical historiography. With greater concreteness than had ever been achieved in historical narrative, Benjamin's text immerses you in the milieu of the Paris arcades - those precursors of today's shopping malls- during the period 1830-1870, when the modern industrial world was taking shape. Like the arcades themselves, Benjamin's masterwork is a vast montage in which he quotes and reflects on hundreds of topics - fashion, boredom, the collector, advertising, prostitution, photography, the theory of progress. By excavting from printed sources a wealth of details about daily existence in nineteenth-cen tury Paris, Benjamin brings to life a world of things - from luxury goods, building facades, posters, and clothing fashions to barricades, omnibuses, cafes, and exhibition halls. " ...38-page Guide to Names and Terms. Index. 41 b/w illustrations. .