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THE ARCADES PROJECT

Benjamin, Walter (Translated by Howard Eiland And Kevin McLaughlin)

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine Dust Jacket.. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. 1073 pages. The author's unfinished master project. One of the greatest books of the 20th century. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only and as part of Harvard University's Complete Works of Walter Benjamin. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Walter Benjamin's "Das Passagen-Werk" in a felicitous English translation. The definitive critical study of the 19th century, "the greatest modern effort at historical comprehension", and at 1073 pages, still an unfinished masterwork. "Conceived in Paris in 1927 and still in progress when Benjamin fled the Occupation in 1940, 'The Arcades Project' is a monumental ruin, meticulously constructed over the course of thirteen years: 'the theater of all my struggles and all my ideas'. Focussing on the arcades of nineteenth-century Paris - glass-roofed rows of shops that were early centers of consumerism - Benjamin presents a montage of quotations from, and reflections on, hundreds of published sources, arranging them in thirty-six categories with descriptive rubrics such as Fashion, Boredom, Dream City, Photography, Catacombs, Advertising, Prostitution, Baudelaire, and Theory of Progress" (Publisher's blurb). The genius - and achievement - of the book lies in Benjamin's prescient identification of the Paris Arcades as THE microcosm of modern life. That is to say, the life we are living today, both "micro", and through the so-called global economy, "macro". About his extreme, ambitious project, this is what the author himself had to say: "To great writers, finished works weigh lighter than those fragments on which they labor their entire lives" (Walter Benjamin). Walter Benjamin's personal heroism wasn't just some egotistical idea he had about himself. He lived and then died as a hero: He committed suicide on September 26, 1940 at the French-Spanish border while trying to escape the Nazis with a group of fellow Jews. They were all arrested by the Spanish police (Franco was one of Hitler's closest allies). Instead of being sent back to Germany to face certain death, Benjamin shot himself (he was 38 years old). Moved and humbled by his desperate yet principled stand, the Spanish police, defying Franco's orders, allowed his fellow Jews to escape. An absolute "must-have" title for Walter Benjamin collectors. <b><i> This title is a great book. This is one of very few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Almost all other copies available online are subsequent printings or have serious flaws. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare copy thus. </b></i>The greatest literary/cultural critic of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER WALTER BENJAMIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 067404326X.

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The Arcades Project

Benjamin, Walter

Belknap Press. Paperback. Good. Good condition, used. Ships with Tracking Number. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. d

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The Arcades Project

Benjamin, Walter

Harvard University Press, 1999-12-10. Hardcover. Good. Good condition, used. Ships with Tracking Number. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. d

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$174.59

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The Arcades Project

Benjamin, Walter

Belknap Press. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! d

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The Arcades Project

Benjamin, Walter

Harvard University Press. Hardcover. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! d

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$90.19

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The Arcades Project

Benjamin, Walter

Belknap Press. PAPERBACK. 0674008022 New Condition. . New.

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THE ARCADES PROJECT

Benjamin, Walter

Harvard University Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1999. Hardcover. 067404326X . Near Fine, Near Fine; lower back corner bumped ; 1073 pages .

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The Arcades Project.

BENJAMIN, Walter.

Cambridge & London: Harvard University Press,, 1999.. First US edition.. xiv + 1073 pp w/index. Fine in fine dust jacket. Translated from the original German by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin. Promotional flyer laid in.

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The Arcades Project

Benjamin, Walter

Belknap Press. PAPERBACK. 0674008022 Expedited shipping NOT available. Brand New. Exceptional customer service. Standard shipping is ground. All deliveries in 4-14 business days. . New.

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The Arcades Project

Benjamin, Walter

U.S.A: Harvard University Press, 1999. 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Clean With No Remarks Or Highlights Inside. 1073 Pages With The Index. Hardcover With A Very Good Dust Jacket. 2Nd Printing.Large Heavy Books May Need More Payment For Overseas Delivery.

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$63.00

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The Arcades Project

Benjamin, Walter

1 volume, please be aware of language, air mail shipment from Germany within 2-6 weeks, we deliver to any country - please ask us to enable delivery to your country!

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Walter Benjamin

Belknap Press. Paperback. New. Paperback. 1088 pages. Dimensions: 10.0in. x 6.6in. x 1.7in.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 1927 and still in progress when Benjamin fled the Occupation in 1940, The Arcades Project (in German, Das Passagen-Werk) is a monumental ruin, meticulously constructed over the course of thirteen years--the theater, as Benjamin called it, of all my struggles and all my ideas. Focusing on the arcades of nineteenth-century Paris-glass-roofed rows of shops that were early centers of consumerism--Benjamin presents a montage of quotations from, and reflections on, hundreds of published sources, arranging them in thirty-six categories with descriptive rubrics such as Fashion, Boredom, Dream City, Photography, Catacombs, Advertising, Prostitution, Baudelaire, and Theory of Progress. His central preoccupation is what he calls the commodification of things--a process in which he locates the decisive shift to the modern age. The Arcades Project is Benjamins 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 distractions and displays of ephemera. Here, at a distance from what is normally meant by progress, Benjamin finds the lost time(s) embedded in the spaces of things. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN.

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The Arcades Project

Benjamin, Walter

Cambridge: Belknap Press [0-674-04326-X] 1999. (Hardcover) 1073pp. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Frontispiece, illustrations, notes, index. Book about Arcades. Time Period 19th Century. Translated by Howard Eiland & Kevin McLaughlin. Locale: Paris. (History--France, Historiography, History--France, Philosophy, Shopping, Social History, Sociology, Urban Landscape).

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Benjamin, Walter

Belnap, 1999. 1st English. HB. New/Fine. Mylar-protected.

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$50.00

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The Arcades Project

Benjamin, Walter

Belknap Press. PAPERBACK. 0674008022 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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$41.63

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The Arcades Project

Benjamin, Walter

Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2002. VG in wraps. Third Printing.

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$28.95

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The Arcades Project (Belknap)

Walter Benjamin

Good.

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$26.16

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The Arcades Project

Benjamin, Walter

Harvard University Press. Used - Acceptable. A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover or binding but integrity is still intact. There might be writing in the margins, possibly underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text.

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$21.50