Berlin and Its Culture

A Historical Portrait
Author(s): 
Taylor, Ronald
ISBN: 
0300072007
Date published: 
January 1997
Paperback
Price: 
£29.95
Pages: 
448

This beautiful book - a full cultural portrait of Berlin - reveals the spirit of this vital and important city by focusing on the culture it produced from its medieval beginnings to the reunification of 1990. Lavishly illustrated, the book surveys the literature, philosophy, music, theatre and visual and decorative arts that emerged from and were expressive of the evolving social patterns of the city. Ronald Taylor is emeritus professor of German at the University of Sussex. He has been visiting professor at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of British Columbia. Among his many books are studies in the culture of medieval and modern Germany and biographies of Richard Wagner, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, and Kurt Weil.