The Culture of Time and Space, 1880-1918 : With a New Preface
Stephen Kern writes about the sweeping changes in technology and culture between 1880 and World War I that created new modes of understanding and experiencing time and space. To mark the book's 20th anniversary, Kern provides a new preface about the breakthrough in interpretive approach that has made this a seminal work in interdisciplinary studies.
- Paperback | 416 pages
- 156 x 235 x 27.43mm | 644g
- 30 Nov 2003
- HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge, Mass, United States
- New edition
- 2nd New edition
Table of contents
Introduction 1. The Nature of Time 2. The Past 3. The Present 4. The Future 5. Speed 6. The Nature of Space 7. Form 8. Distance 9. Direction 10. Temporality of the July Crisis 11. The Cubist War Conclusion Notes Index
Stephen Kern writes about the sweeping changes in technology and culture between 1880 and World War
No brief summary can do justice to the richness and range of this exciting book, which brims with ideas and insights, evidence and examples, and provides the most comprehensive account of the life of the mind in these crucial decades before the First World War, when so much of our modern world was formed and fashioned. Kern's command of art and literature, painting and architecture, philosophy and psychology, physics and technology is awesome: he moves from Proust to Picasso, Einstein to Stravinsky, with consummate ease and unquenchable enthusiasm. London Review of Books A brilliant, gutsy essay in intellectual history [on] how thought, technology, art, and politics smashed objective time and bourgeois hierarchies of space. The Nation
About Stephen Kern
Stephen Kern is Professor of History at The Ohio State University.