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Bloom and Bust : Urban Landscapes in the East since German Reunification

By: Cliver, Gwyneth.
Contributor(s): Smith-Prei, Carrie.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Space and Place: Publisher: New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2014Description: 1 online resource (280 p.).ISBN: 9781782384915.Subject(s): Cities and towns -- Germany (East) -- History | Germany -- History -- Unification, 1990 | Germany (East) -- Economic conditions -- 1990- | Germany (East) -- Economic conditions -- Regional disparitiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Bloom and Bust : Urban Landscapes in the East since German ReunificationDDC classification: 307.7609431 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I - Groundwork; Chapter 1 - Preserving the Past Before and After the Wende; Chapter 2 - No Man's Land: Fiction and Reality in Buddy Giovinazzo's Potsdamer Platz; Part II - Projections; Chapter 3 - Cinematic Reflections of Germany's Postunification Woes: Architecture and Urban Space of Frankfurt (Oder) in Halbe Treppe, Lichter, and Kobat Sechzehn; Chapter 4 - Reclaiming the Thuringian Tuscany: The Touristic Appeal of Bad Sulza and its Toskana Therme
Chapter 5 - Berlin through the Lens: Space and (National) Identity in the Postunification CapitalChapter 6 - The Amputated City: The Voids of Hoyerswerda; Part III - Theories; Chapter 7 - Sounding out Erfurt: Does the Song Remain the Same?; Chapter 8 - Restoration and Redemption: Defending Kultur and Heimat in Eisenach's Cityscape; Chapter 9 - The Bauwerk in the Age of its Technical Reproducibility: Historical Reconstruction, Pious Modernism, and Dresden's ""süBe Krankheit""; Afterword; Contributors; Index
Summary: More than two decades of deconstruction, renovation, and reconstruction have left the urban environments in the former German Democratic Republic completely transformed. This volume considers the changing urban landscapes in the former East - and how the filling of previous absences and the absence of previous presence - creates the cultural landscape of modern unified Germany. This broadens our understanding of this transformation by examining often-neglected cities, spaces, or structures, and historical narration and preservation.<br /> 
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Contents; Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I - Groundwork; Chapter 1 - Preserving the Past Before and After the Wende; Chapter 2 - No Man's Land: Fiction and Reality in Buddy Giovinazzo's Potsdamer Platz; Part II - Projections; Chapter 3 - Cinematic Reflections of Germany's Postunification Woes: Architecture and Urban Space of Frankfurt (Oder) in Halbe Treppe, Lichter, and Kobat Sechzehn; Chapter 4 - Reclaiming the Thuringian Tuscany: The Touristic Appeal of Bad Sulza and its Toskana Therme

Chapter 5 - Berlin through the Lens: Space and (National) Identity in the Postunification CapitalChapter 6 - The Amputated City: The Voids of Hoyerswerda; Part III - Theories; Chapter 7 - Sounding out Erfurt: Does the Song Remain the Same?; Chapter 8 - Restoration and Redemption: Defending Kultur and Heimat in Eisenach's Cityscape; Chapter 9 - The Bauwerk in the Age of its Technical Reproducibility: Historical Reconstruction, Pious Modernism, and Dresden's ""süBe Krankheit""; Afterword; Contributors; Index

More than two decades of deconstruction, renovation, and reconstruction have left the urban environments in the former German Democratic Republic completely transformed. This volume considers the changing urban landscapes in the former East - and how the filling of previous absences and the absence of previous presence - creates the cultural landscape of modern unified Germany. This broadens our understanding of this transformation by examining often-neglected cities, spaces, or structures, and historical narration and preservation.<br /> 

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<p>Gwyneth Cliver is Assistant Professor of German at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She completed her PhD in 2008 from Washington University in St Louis and has also taught at Guilford College in North Carolina and Ball State University. Her research includes the integration of mathematics and mathematical philosophy in the writings of Robert Musil and Hermann Broch.</p>

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