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The Resource 1913 : the year before the storm, Florian Illies ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Lee Searle

1913 : the year before the storm, Florian Illies ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Lee Searle

Label
1913 : the year before the storm
Title
1913
Title remainder
the year before the storm
Statement of responsibility
Florian Illies ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Lee Searle
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Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"It was the year Henry Ford first put a conveyer belt in his car factory, and the year Louis Armstrong first picked up a trumpet. It was the year Charlie Chaplin signed his first movie contract, and Coco Chanel and Prada opened their first dress shops. It was the year Proust began his opus, Stravinsky wrote The Rite of Spring, and the first Armory Show in New York introduced the world to Picasso and the world of abstract art. It was the year the recreational drug now known as ecstasy was invented. It was 1913, the year before the world plunged into the catastrophic darkness of World War I. In a witty yet moving narrative that progresses month by month through the year, and is interspersed with numerous photos and documentary artifacts (such as Kafka's love letters), Florian Illies ignores the conventions of the stodgy tome so common in 'one year' histories. Forefronting cultural matters as much as politics, he delivers a charming and riveting tale of a world full of hope and unlimited possibility, peopled with amazing characters and radical politics, bristling with new art and new technology, even as ominous storm clouds began to gather."--book jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.2/88
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
D410.5 1913
LC item number
.I5513 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
1913 : the year before the storm, Florian Illies ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Lee Searle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Germany titled 1913: Der Sommer des Jahrhunderts"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-266)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9781612193519
Lccn
2013030168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn853494894
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn890205497
Label
1913 : the year before the storm, Florian Illies ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Lee Searle
Publication
Note
"First published in Germany titled 1913: Der Sommer des Jahrhunderts"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-266)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9781612193519
Lccn
2013030168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn853494894
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn890205497

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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