Culture in the Anteroom, which was co-edited with Gerd Gemünden and published by our own UM Press, assembles essays on the many different disciplinary pursuits of Siegfried Kracauer. Leading scholars from the U.S. and Germany - including UM faculty Kerstin Barndt, Claire Zimmerman, and von Moltke - offer insights into Kracauer's work as an architect, novelist, film theorist, and as cultural critic who commented incisively on art and photography, exhibition culture, urban landscapes, and on the sights and sounds of modernity.
Kracauer had to flee from the Nazis in 1933. He spent 8 years in French exile before embarking for New York in 1941. He would remain there until his death in 1966, writing major works of film theory but also penning numerous lesser-known essays, which Johannes von Moltke collected and edited with the help of Kristy Rawson, a recent UM PhD.
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Month of Publication: May
Year of Publication: 2012
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
# of Pages: 324