Culture in the Anteroom: The Legacies of Siegfried Kracauer

Author(s): Johannes von Moltke

Editor(s): Gerd Gem√ľnden

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Culture in the Anteroom, which was co-edited with Gerd Gem√ľnden and published by our own UM Press, assembles essays on the many different disciplinary pursuits of Siegfried Kracauer. Leading scholars from the U.S. and Germany - including UM faculty Kerstin Barndt, Claire Zimmerman, and von Moltke - offer insights into Kracauer's work as an architect, novelist, film theorist, and as cultural critic who commented incisively on art and photography, exhibition culture, urban landscapes, and on the sights and sounds of modernity.

Kracauer had to flee from the Nazis in 1933. He spent 8 years in French exile before embarking for New York in 1941. He would remain there until his death in 1966, writing major works of film theory but also penning numerous lesser-known essays, which Johannes von Moltke collected and edited with the help of Kristy Rawson, a recent UM PhD.

Publication Information:

Month of Publication: May

Year of Publication: 2012

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

# of Pages: 324

Additional Information:

ISBN: 978-0472071678