All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity (2020)

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity Marshall Berman All That Is Solid Melts Into Air The Experience of Modernity All That Is Solid Melts into Air is a dazzling exploration of modern consciousness In this unparalleled book Marshall Berman takes account of the social changes that swept millions of people into the
  • Title: All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity
  • Author: Marshall Berman
  • ISBN: 9780140109627
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity Marshall Berman All That Is Solid Melts into Air is a dazzling exploration of modern consciousness In this unparalleled book, Marshall Berman takes account of the social changes that swept millions of people into the capitalist world and the impact of modernism on art, literature and architecture This new edition contains an updated preface addressing the critical role the onset of modeAll That Is Solid Melts into Air is a dazzling exploration of modern consciousness In this unparalleled book, Marshall Berman takes account of the social changes that swept millions of people into the capitalist world and the impact of modernism on art, literature and architecture This new edition contains an updated preface addressing the critical role the onset of modernism played in popular democratic upheavals in the late 1920s.
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  1. Ahmad Sharabiani

    All That Is Solid Melts Into Air The Experience of Modernity, Marshall BermanAll That Is Solid Melts into Air is an academic text written by Marshall Berman between 1971 and 1981, and published in New York City in 1982 The book examines social and economic modernization and its conflicting relationship with modernism 1999 1379 443 9645625890 1380 1381 1387 1389 19 20 20 1860 .

  2. Jeremy

    This is an amazing book Most works that try to explicate modernity seem to take the French revolution as their starting point, but Berman s intense, wide ranging examination is rooted much in Germanic and Russian thought He uses Goethe, Marx, Baudilare ok, so some french , Dostoyevsky, Bely etc to try and show how the sensibility of modernity itself has developed largely out of literature, and how we can see that sensibility at work in our own age with issues of geography and city planning Not [...]

  3. Andrew

    First off, subject matter aside, Marshall Berman is a beautiful damn writer He can take four weighty, academic ideas the relationship between Faust and modern technology, Baudelaire s conception of Paris, the role of St Petersburg in Russian modernization, and the effects of modernist planning on New York and make them sing and dance Especially the New York essay He s on home turf, and he is as rapturous as Woody Allen in the opening scenes of Manhattan.In the introduction, he denounces Foucault [...]

  4. Murtaza

    In the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx writes the following passage, from which the title of this book is taken All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind.What Marx was referring to was the nature of modern capitalist economies to mercilessly remake society again and again, taking human beings along for the ride and forcing them to adapt their own external and i [...]

  5. Megan

    I found Berman s analysis to be lacking in the rigor necessary for this type of project to really turn out well The culling of literary texts and historical moments for archetypes of the experience of modernity is already, in my mind, a dubious enterprise to then use these archetypes to form normative judgments which mask themselves as historical description St Petersburg as a model of the modernism of underdevelopment only strengthens my skepticism of Berman s conclusions.I heard someone descri [...]

  6. Anna

    I love the Marx quote that this book is titled after and centred around All that is solid melts into air, all that is sacred is profaned, and men at last are forced to face the real conditions of their lives and their relations with their fellow men.As well as having a beautiful ring to it, this statement proves fruitful as a means of discussing what modernism and modernisation are in different historical, geographical, and disciplinary contexts, as well as the dialectic between them Berman writ [...]

  7. Andrea

    I loved this book, loved its provocations on how capitalism and literature and our strivings in the world are intertwined, loved how a new dialectic is brought into Marxist thought and this is tied into our dreams for the future and our visions for a full life, loved that its is grounded in the pain, and yet excitement and vision too, of capitalist destruction Entirely dialectical, restless, searching, wary of solutions and end stages and static utopias It is also entirely based on the voices of [...]

  8. AC

    Berman s point is clear and casts an important light his notion of modernity and, far importantly to me, the claim that modernity has deep roots that should be nourishing and renewing wonderful But his method of getting the reader there is not sound I m glad to have spent some hours reading in it but it s enough.

  9. Jonathan Norton

    First published at the end of the 70s, this is Berman s superb study of the topics of modernity , modernism and modernisation , illuminating the subtle differences between them We start with the Faust story, taken as a parable about the notion of development , and then on the Marx s diagnosis of capitalism as the blinding white heat that melts away all traditional forms the quote that gives the book its title After a visit to Baudelaire s Paris there is a long study of St Petersburg, a city crea [...]

  10. Zeynep K

    modernizmi, s rekli de i en bir d nyada kendimizi evimizde hissetmek i in yap lan bir m cadele olarak d nd m zde, modernizmin hi bir tarz n n asla tan malay c olamayaca n g r r z kurduklar m z ve ba ard klar m z aras nda en yarat c olanlar bile, e er hayat devam edecekse, bizim ya da ocuklar m z n onlardan ka may ya da d n t rmeyi isteyece imiz hapishanelere ya da kabirlere d necektir 12ileti im 16saint preux, metropoldeki hayata ili kin deneyimini yle anlat r her daim arp p duran gruplar ve hiz [...]

  11. Cole Stratton

    This is a difficult book to review because of how broad and complex Berman s subject matter is His exploration of the feeling of modernity is poetic, academic, boring and enthralling He is exceptional at textually analyzing nearly anything architecture, literature, painting, film, dance, theater He begins with Goethe s Faust and very elegantly describes the experience of creative destruction as modernity ripped across the world with the industrial revolution The old has continued to be swept awa [...]

  12. kubilay

    modernite uzerine yazilmis belki de en iyi kitap allah bu insanliga bir daha faust u, kapital i yazdirtmasin dedirtiyor.

  13. Iván Ramírez Osorio

    Interesante estudio hist rico, sociol gico y antropol gico sobre el constante proceso de destrucci n, construcci n y re creaci n de la Modernidad Libro que pone en discusi n la separaci n entre la modernizaci n y los avances tecnol gicos y los avances y cambios en el modernismo Propone pensar la Modernidad sin separar radicalmente estos dos conceptos Que el crecimiento t cnico sea tan poderoso como el del esp ritu Analizando autores como Goethe, Marx y Baudelaire, Marshall Berman, propone una nu [...]

  14. Malcolm

    The title comes from one of the poetic moments in the Communist Manifesto the full sentence is 17 paragraphs into part 1 All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life and his relations with his kind , although the word translated here as solid could also be privileged and established less poetic which describes the step beyond delusion to see the truth behind ideology as a moment of intellectual [...]

  15. Paul O'Leary

    Marshall Berman passed away a few years ago Rumor has it, a heart attack had the temerity and bad taste to interrupt the Bronx native turned Marxist scholar s nosh at his favorite New York diner Many might claim, that s the way to go I d personally prefer it after dinner I assume Marshall would ve agreed with me This book, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, is the one he s justly remembered by, though his output throughout the years remained steady The title is taken from a line in The Communist [...]

  16. Alex Csicsek

    This extraordinary introduction to modernism, conceived of at its most general, highlights the common thread of the greatest in literature and arts over the past three centuries to paint the picture of a modern people simultaneously desperate to tear off their shackles and horrified of what that true freedom might mean From the liberation offered by Marxism to the ultimate prison imagined by Foucault, Berman nimbly navigates among modernism in all its incarnations and picks out the common thread [...]

  17. Eric

    Un estudio muy enfocado en la relaci n entre el modernismo y la modernidad a trav s del an lisis de textos c lebres de distintas pocas, enfoc ndose en Baudelaire, Goethe, Nueva York de los 60 s y la Rusia zarista Tiene el pecado de repetir mucho expresiones como en Fausto, Goethe quiso decir que , como si el autor no estuviera muerto y sepultado Tambi n tiene una visi n medio naive del capitalismo, t pica de escritor norteamericano de los 80 s, y su miedo a meterse con el postmodernismo o a tene [...]

  18. Chelsea Szendi

    This is a really hard book to classify Its premise is to take a particularly haunting phrase from the Communist Manifesto and discuss the dislocating effects of modernity in an impressionistic way I found it really hard to get into because it seemed a bit sentimental and earnest, and then I felt bad about myself for being such a cynical shrew I do, after all, feel like the world is a better place with Marshall Berman in it.I d actually really like to read this with undergraduates someday.

  19. Cheryl Hudson

    A dazzling account of the impact and meaning of modernity Berman s depth of understanding, his erudition and his ability to convey the range of emotional and intellectual responses to modernity is breathtaking He sweeps across history, philosophy, literature, art and architecture with enormous knowledge and insight His writing both humbles and elevates the reader This is a book I had been meaning to read for a long time and I am glad I stopped procrastinating.

  20. Scott Laughlin

    A Marxist cultural study that really illuminates who and what we are as moderns There are chapters on Goethe, Marx, Baudelaire, and Russian Literature all amazingly insightful In many ways, I will keep this book by my side, as I will delve into it often Not the most easy reading, of course, but extremely enlightening.

  21. Burcu

    Let me tell you this much, it gets even better the second time around I read this years ago as I was still trying to figure out where my thesis was going, it provided some valuable paths for research Now that all that is past and then some, it provided me a lot of insight that becomes even meaningful with life experience and in our current times.

  22. Perrystroika

    I love this book it s sloppy, unsystematic and repetitive it also got me to read Goethe, Pushkin, Biely, Gogol, Jane Jacobs and Robert Caro and in that sense it does what criticism should do, it transmits passion.

  23. Jason

    Harder to read in the beginning unless you are familiar with modernism work and writing Still essential Get s pretty vivid when talking about modernism in the streets, the Netsky Prospect, Petersberg, and New York Push through, it s rewarding.

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