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27%OFFVanessa Schwartz - Spectacular Realities: Early Mass Culture in Fin-de-Siecle Paris - 9780520221680 - V9780520221680
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Spectacular Realities: Early Mass Culture in Fin-de-Siecle Paris

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Description for Spectacular Realities: Early Mass Culture in Fin-de-Siecle Paris Paperback. Drawing on a range of written and visual materials, including private and business archives, and working at the intersections of art history, literature, and cinema studies, this title argues that "spectacular realities" are part of the foundation of modern mass society. Num Pages: 243 pages, 50 b/w photographs, 1 map. BIC Classification: 1DDF; 3JH; HBJD; HBLL; HBTB; JFC; JFSG; JHBS; JHM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 227 x 155 x 18. Weight in Grams: 356. Early Mass Culture in Fin-de-Siecle Paris. 243 pages, 52 b&w photographs, 1 map. Drawing on a range of written and visual materials, including private and business archives, and working at the intersections of art history, literature, and cinema studies, this title argues that "spectacular realities" are part of the foundation of modern mass society. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: 1DDF; 3JH; HBJD; HBLL; HBTB; JFC; JFSG; JHBS; JHM. Dimension: 227 x 155 x 18. Weight: 346.
During the second half of the nineteenth century, Paris emerged as the entertainment capital of the world. The sparkling redesigned city fostered a culture of energetic crowd-pleasing and multi-sensory amusements that would apprehend and represent real life as spectacle. Vanessa R. Schwartz examines the explosive popularity of such phenomena as the boulevards, the mass press, public displays of corpses at the morgue, wax museums, panoramas, and early film. Drawing on a wide range of written and visual materials, including private and business archives, and working at the intersections of art history, literature, and cinema studies, Schwartz argues that "spectacular realities" ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
1999
Publisher
University of California Press
Number of pages
243
Condition
New
Number of Pages
244
Place of Publication
Berkerley, United States
ISBN
9780520221680
SKU
V9780520221680
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About Vanessa Schwartz
Vanessa R. Schwartz is Associate Professor of History at the University of Southern California and coeditor of Cinema and the Invention of Modern Life (California, 1995).

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