Posts Tagged: Weimar

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Walking in a Weimar wonderland

Walking in Berlin, Franz Hessel’s classic non-fiction account of the city in the Weimar era, finally available in English

franz-hessel

Walking in a Weimar wonderland

Walking in Berlin, Franz Hessel’s classic non-fiction account of the city in the Weimar era, finally available in English

anitavaleska

The rose and the bomb

Weimar Berlin, the soft opening: the debut of Anita Berber and Valeska Gert, 100 years ago today

anitavaleska

The rose and the bomb

Weimar Berlin, the soft opening: the debut of Anita Berber and Valeska Gert, 100 years ago today

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AlfredFlechtheim.com

A lost champion of Modernism

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AlfredFlechtheim.com

A lost champion of Modernism

Benjamin preview

Tiergarten

An exiled Walter Benjamin recalls his childhood in the city to which he was never to return.

Benjamin preview

Tiergarten

An exiled Walter Benjamin recalls his childhood in the city to which he was never to return.

Valeska Gert

Dress-down Friday: Valeska Gert

Gert was pathologically unable to conform to any larger social grouping than that found within her own eccentric outfits.

Valeska Gert

Dress-down Friday: Valeska Gert

Gert was pathologically unable to conform to any larger social grouping than that found within her own eccentric outfits.

Kuhle Wampe preview

Who Owns the World?

Brecht and Dudow’s ‘Kuhle Wampe’, the cinematic swan song of the New Objectivity.

Kuhle Wampe preview

Who Owns the World?

Brecht and Dudow’s ‘Kuhle Wampe’, the cinematic swan song of the New Objectivity.

Yva

Yva | photographs

Yva was one of an extraordinary wave of female photographers active in Weimar-era Berlin.

Yva

Yva | photographs

Yva was one of an extraordinary wave of female photographers active in Weimar-era Berlin.

Diversity Destroyed

Eve of destruction

…a week’s worth of the diversity and brilliance of Weimar Berlin.

Diversity Destroyed

Eve of destruction

…a week’s worth of the diversity and brilliance of Weimar Berlin.

Claire Waldoff

Dress-down Friday: Claire Waldoff

Waldoff aimed not at a dandyish elegance but pan-gender directness, assuming the look and persona of a particularly mouthy newspaper boy.

Claire Waldoff

Dress-down Friday: Claire Waldoff

Waldoff aimed not at a dandyish elegance but pan-gender directness, assuming the look and persona of a particularly mouthy newspaper boy.

Diversity Destroyed

Diversity Destroyed

Berlin’s “Diversity Destroyed” programme acknowledges, along with the incalculable human suffering caused by the Nazis, the immense loss to the city’s culture.

Diversity Destroyed

Diversity Destroyed

Berlin’s “Diversity Destroyed” programme acknowledges, along with the incalculable human suffering caused by the Nazis, the immense loss to the city’s culture.

HGK

Dress-down Friday: Harry Graf Kessler

“He attached great importance to dressing well, considering his friend Richard Dehmel’s predilection for gaudy ties to be something of a moral failing.”

HGK

Dress-down Friday: Harry Graf Kessler

“He attached great importance to dressing well, considering his friend Richard Dehmel’s predilection for gaudy ties to be something of a moral failing.”

Harry

The con artist formerly known as Prince

…being the further adventures of Harry Domela, the “sham prince” of Weimar Germany.

Harry

The con artist formerly known as Prince

…being the further adventures of Harry Domela, the “sham prince” of Weimar Germany.

Berlin Cabaret

Weimar ghosts

In the middle of modern-day Berlin a relic of the city’s 1920s cabaret culture has just awoken…

Berlin Cabaret

Weimar ghosts

In the middle of modern-day Berlin a relic of the city’s 1920s cabaret culture has just awoken…

Walter Ruttmann

Lichtspiel

It was a meeting with French Dadaist Philippe Soupault in Berlin’s Romanisches Café in the early 1920s which helped Walter Ruttmann synthesize art and music into cinema.

Walter Ruttmann

Lichtspiel

It was a meeting with French Dadaist Philippe Soupault in Berlin’s Romanisches Café in the early 1920s which helped Walter Ruttmann synthesize art and music into cinema.

Else Lasker-Schüler

Dress-down Friday: Else Lasker-Schüler

Five stages in the sartorial self-actualisation of writer Else Lasker-Schüler as she moves through Germany, Switzerland and Palestine.

Else Lasker-Schüler

Dress-down Friday: Else Lasker-Schüler

Five stages in the sartorial self-actualisation of writer Else Lasker-Schüler as she moves through Germany, Switzerland and Palestine.

Anita

Dances of Vice, Horror & Ecstasy

“The book is saturated with an air of morbidity and decadence; death, dreams, torture, sex and sensuality proliferate often combined with a narcissistic homosexual undertone.”

Anita

Dances of Vice, Horror & Ecstasy

“The book is saturated with an air of morbidity and decadence; death, dreams, torture, sex and sensuality proliferate often combined with a narcissistic homosexual undertone.”

Backhouse

Summer Flowers

In writing about people who died long ago, frequently in obscurity, it’s heart-warming to know that their secret influence continues to erupt in unpredictable locations around the globe.

Backhouse

Summer Flowers

In writing about people who died long ago, frequently in obscurity, it’s heart-warming to know that their secret influence continues to erupt in unpredictable locations around the globe.

Dodo P

Dodo’s return

While they bore a surface glamour, Dodo’s images were both jaded and jaundiced, as if attempting to market the Expressionists’ brand of caustic cynicism to blasé sophisticates as a desirable lifestyle option.

Dodo P

Dodo’s return

While they bore a surface glamour, Dodo’s images were both jaded and jaundiced, as if attempting to market the Expressionists’ brand of caustic cynicism to blasé sophisticates as a desirable lifestyle option.

Berlin Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt P

Berlin symphonies

Watch these films closely enough and you’ll find all sorts of parallels, but what struck me most about the more recent depiction is how much slower, less industrial and depopulated Berlin seems.

Berlin Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt P

Berlin symphonies

Watch these films closely enough and you’ll find all sorts of parallels, but what struck me most about the more recent depiction is how much slower, less industrial and depopulated Berlin seems.