All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity

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Simon and Schuster, 1982 - History - 383 pages
Analyzing literature, architecture, and patterns of living, the author traces the persistent meanings of modernity, seeing in its chief concerns and expressions a will to change accompanied by a terror of life falling apart

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User Review  - BeeQuiet - LibraryThing

This book has completely shifted my thinking on modernity whilst being a joy to read. Passion oozes from the pages. I'd write more, but I don't think I could do it justice. If you're in any way interested in the concepts of modernity or postmodernity, read this book. Read full review

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Non Fiction, An extraordinary book, Critical Theory, Cultural Theory, Criticism, Cultural studies, Modernism, Modernity, Urban studies, "For most of my life, since I learned that I was living in ‘a ... Read full review


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