This elegantly written book describes the changes in the perception and experience of the night in three great European cities: Paris, Berlin, and London. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBKESL; 1DDF; 1DFG; 3JH; HBJD; HBLL; HBTB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 149 x 223 x 38. Weight in Grams: 650. . 2016. Second Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This elegantly written book describes the evolving perception and experience of the night in three great European cities: Paris, Berlin, and London. As Joachim Schlör shows, the lighting up of the European city by gas and electricity in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries brought about a new relationship with the night for both those who toiled at work and those who caroused in restaurants, pubs, and cafes. Nights in the Big City explores this change and offers a stirring portrait of the secrets and mysteries a city can hold when the sun goes down.
Sifting through countless police and church archives alongside first-hand accounts, Schlör sets out on his own explorations with a head full of histories, exploring the boulevards and side-streets of these three great capitals. Illustrated with haunting and evocative photographs by, among others, Bill Brandt and André Kertész, and filled with contemporary literary references, Nights in the Big City is a milestone in the cultural history of the city.
About the Author: Joachim Schlör is a cultural historian at the University of Southampton. He is the author of Tel Aviv, also published by Reaktion Books.
Title: Nights in the Big City: Paris, Berlin, ...
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