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Synopsis: When it opened in 1875, the Kaiserhof hotel was the epitome of modernity. The opulent hotel was one of Berlin's most fashionable resorts, the haunt of aristocrats and rich holidaymakers. In 1930, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels used the Kaiserhof as the Nazi Party headquarters. In 1946, the hotel, like much of bombed-out Berlin, was a hollow ruin. In 1975, on the spot where the grand hotel once stood, the North Korean embassy was erected, an architectural eyesore of appalling vulgarity. Berlin charts dramatically the changing face of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating cities at three crucial periods of its history.
Berlin presents the buildings and structures of historical and architectural interest which have been affected by events of the twentieth century: government buildings and grand hotels, cafes and department stores, theaters and railway stations can be seen from the same angle at three different points in time. Some of the structures have vanished completely; some were restored after the allied bombing of the city during the Second World War; others, such as the Imperial Palace and Hitler's Reich Chancellery, were blown up on ideological grounds; still others today serve a purpose different from their original one: the Nazi Reichsbank is now the home of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while the building which once housed the Reich Air Ministry is now the home of the Federal Ministry of Finances. The photographs assembled here are at once spectacular and full of human life, and the city they record over the course of almost one hundred years is a unique document for the student of history and architecture alike. Above all, Berlin is cultural and contemporary history in one-a splendid, informative, and enigmatic book about one the great cities of our time.
About the Author: Mark R. McGee is a journalist and freelance writer. Berlin: 1925, 1946, 2000 is the result of over ten years of research on the history and architecture of Berlin.
Title: Berlin: From 1925 to the Present
Publisher: Overlook Hardcover
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Overlook Hardcover, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # S_203010859
Book Description The Overlook Press, Woodstock and New York, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. No markings, tight, clean. Small tear to top edge of back flap of DJ. Foreword by Wolf Jobst Siedler. Complete number line on copyright page. $65.00 on front flap of dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 94854
Book Description Overlook Press, The, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2000. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Clean DJ in mylar sleeve. Lower front corner bumped. Otherwise, fresh and clean with clean interior. B&W Photos, Index. Bookseller Inventory # 030037
Book Description NY., U.S.A.: Overlook Press, 2002, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First published in US in 2002, stated, number line intact, Near Fine oversize red hardcover, interior unread, Very Good d/j in Brodart, 256 pages, author Mark R. McGee, foreword by Wolf Jobst Siedler, illustrated w/ 300 vintage b/w photos, appendix: Index and further reading, HISTORY, architecture, Germany, Berlin, A visual and historical documentation, 1918-2002, ISBN-10: 1585672130 Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.9 x 0.9 inches. Bookseller Inventory # E8349a
Book Description Overlook Hardcover, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1585672130
Book Description Overlook, 2002. Book Condition: New. 256 pp., Hardcover, BRAND NEW! FACTORY SEALED. Bookseller Inventory # ZB1076801
Book Description Overlook Hardcover, 2002. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88666933
Book Description Overlook Hardcover, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P021585672130
Book Description Overlook Hardcover, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1585672130
Book Description Overlook Hardcover, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1585672130