Berlin in the 1920s was home to some of the most extraordinary minds of modern times, and was a vigorous melting pot of radical new ideas and concepts in every field. Comprising essays on the key movements and figures of the era, this profusely illustrated book is a highly readable portrait of this astonishing cultural ferment and its most important protagonists.
1. The City as Parvenu; 2. The November Vanishing Point: Revolution and Reaction; 3. War and Peace: Expressionism and Dada; 4. The Aesthetics ofTruth; 5. Unity and Purity: Utopias, Collectives, Futurism; 5. The Modern Metropolis; 6. High Culture; 7. The Truth in Flight: Berlin and the Alternative Modernity; 8. The Argument of the Masses; 9. The Third Reich or: How Was It Possible?