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The Vertical Imagination and the Crisis of Transatlantic Modernism

Paul Haacke

Abstract

From the invention of skyscrapers and airplanes to the development of the nuclear bomb, ideas about the modern increasingly revolved around vertiginous images of elevation and decline and new technologies of mobility and terror from above. In The Vertical Imagination and the Crisis of Transatlantic Modernism, Paul Haacke examines this turn by focusing on discourses of aspiration, catastrophe, and power in major works of European and American literature as well as film, architecture, and intellectual and cultural history. This wide-ranging and pointed study begins with canonical fiction by Fran ... More

Keywords: transatlantic modernism, European and American literature, architecture and the built environment, history and memory, cinema and visual culture, urbanization and globalization, critical theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198851448
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198851448.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Haacke, author
Adjunct Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

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