Posts Tagged: Weimar

Postcard from Anita-Berber-Park

A cemetery springs to life in honour of the doomed Berlin provocateuse

Postcard from Anita-Berber-Park

A cemetery springs to life in honour of the doomed Berlin provocateuse

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

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

The rose and the bomb

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

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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A lost champion of Modernism

AlfredFlechtheim.com

A lost champion of Modernism

Tiergarten

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

Tiergarten

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

Dress-down Friday: Valeska Gert

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

Dress-down Friday: Valeska Gert

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

Who Owns the World?

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

Who Owns the World?

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

Yva | photographs

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

Yva | photographs

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

Eve of destruction

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

Eve of destruction

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

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.

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

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

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

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.”

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.”

The con artist formerly known as Prince

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

The con artist formerly known as Prince

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

Weimar ghosts

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

Weimar ghosts

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.”

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.

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’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’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.