BerlinBook - 2017
Berlin is a party in a graveyard. It is Europe's youth capital, and its guilty war conscience. It is a disputed construction site, built on the ruins of regimes. Today's diversity -- refugees, immigrants, arty expats, East and West -- emerges from a history of violence. Berlin is as cutting-edge and contemporary as it is wary of its extreme past. "Berlin" is a comprehensive short history and portrait of the German capital today. The story of Berlin's vagaries over nine centuries -- from a dry place in a bog to the control centre of modern Europe -- is revealed by historian Joseph Pearson. In this book, we find that elements of the city that for some can be unnerving -- its emptiness, its provincialism, its ramshackle industrial eclecticism, its sexual freedoms, its confrontation with a murderous past -- are precisely what give the city its charge.
Publisher: London, Reaktion Books,, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017.
Characteristics: 255 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (some colour), maps ; 20 cm.