Berlin Style Guide
Author: Ellen Teschendorf
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Specialties, curiosities and beautiful things - Berlin Style Guide is an indispensable companion for those who prefer to stray from the well trodden tourist paths, or who are looking for that unique insight or that special view of the city. Berlin Style Guide will delight not only tourists and newcomers but also locals who think they know the city well. Authors Petra Albert and Ellen Teschendorf lead the reader to little shops with a unique atmosphere, beautifully designed cafes and extraordinary galleries. Revealing many of the authors' insider tips, Berlin Style Guide offers inspiration for the next shopping trip and guides you to the authors' favourite locations. Eat. Shop. Love it. Each chapter is broken into tours of a specific area of the city. Packed with ideas of places to eat, sleep, shop and maps to guide you as you walk. Written and photographed by two women who know Berlin backwards.
Berlin Street Style
Author: Angelika Taschen
In Berlin Street Style, noted design expert Angelika Taschen defines the unique fashion sense of this hip city. The book showcases the popular “anti-chic” look seen throughout Berlin, offering advice on how to create a simple, casual, and appealingly disheveled appearance with vintage pieces, essential basics, and carefully selected accessories. For travelers to Berlin, the book recommends the city’s top destinations for fashion, beauty, design, and culture. With street-style photography and hand-drawn illustrations, this accessible style guide explores how Berlin women dress and where they find their fashion inspiration, highlighting trendsetting blogs and local labels.
"I have always had faith that the best writers will rise to the top, like cream, sooner or later, and will become exactly as well-known as they should be-their work talked about, quoted, taught, performed, filmed, set to music, anthologized. Perhaps, with the present collection, Lucia Berlin will begin to gain the attention she deserves." -Lydia Davis A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With the grit of Raymond Carver, the humor of Grace Paley, and a blend of wit and melancholy all her own, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the Laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling mothers, hitchhikers and bad Christians. Readers will revel in this remarkable collection from a master of the form and wonder how they'd ever overlooked her in the first place.
Alfred Döblin (1878-1957) studied medicine in Berlin and specialized in the treatment of nervous diseases. Along with his experiences as a psychiatrist in the workers' quarter of Berlin, his writing was inspired by the work of Holderlin, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche and was first published in the literary magazine, Der Sturm. Associated with the Expressionist literary movement in Germany, he is now recognized as on of the most important modern European novelists. Berlin Alexanderplatz is one of the masterpieces of modern European literature and the first German novel to adopt the technique of James Joyce. It tells the story of Franz Biberkopf, who, on being released from prison, is confronted with the poverty, unemployment, crime and burgeoning Nazism of 1920s Germany. As Franz struggles to survive in this world, fate teases him with a little pleasure before cruelly turning on him. Foreword by Alexander Stephan Translated by Eugene Jolas>
Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany,” she has one affair after another, including with the suprisingly honorable first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts, confirmed by chilling first-person testimony, her father telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home. Dodd watches with alarm as Jews are attacked, the press is censored, and drafts of frightening new laws begin to circulate. As that first year unfolds and the shadows deepen, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance—and ultimately, horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition. Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Göring and the expectedly charming--yet wholly sinister--Goebbels, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity. The result is a dazzling, addictively readable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror.
Walking in Berlin
Author: Franz Hessel, Walter Benjamin, Amanda DeMarco
Publisher: MIT Press
Franz Hessel (1880--1941), a German-born writer, grew up in Berlin, studied in Munich, and then lived in Paris, where he moved in artistic and literary circles. His relationship with the fashion journalist Helen Grund was the inspiration for Henri-Pierre Roche's novel Jules et Jim (made into a celebrated 1962 film by Francois Truffaut). In collaboration with Walter Benjamin, Hessel reinvented the Parisian figure of the flaneur. This 1929 book -- here in its first English translation -- offers Hessel's version of a flaneur in Berlin. In Walking in Berlin, Hessel captures the rhythm of Weimar-era Berlin, recording the seismic shifts in German culture. Nearly all of the essays take the form of a walk or outing, focusing on either a theme or part of the city, and many end at a theater, cinema, or club. Hessel deftly weaves the past with the present, walking through the city's history as well as its neighborhoods. Even today, his walks in the city, from the Alexanderplatz to Kreuzberg, can guide would-be flaneurs.Walking in Berlin is a lost classic, known mainly because of Hessel's connection to Benjamin but now introduced to readers of English. Walking in Berlin was a central model for Benjamin's Arcades Project and remains a classic of "walking literature" that ranges from Surrealist perambulation to Situationist "psychogeography." This MIT Press edition includes the complete text in translation as well as Benjamin's essay on Walking in Berlin, originally written as a review of the book's original edition."An absolutely epic book, a walking remembrance." -- Walter Benjamin
Rick Steves Berlin
Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
Get the Most out of Every Day and Every Dollar You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Berlin. With the self-guided tours in this book, you'll walk through the Brandenburg Gate, climb the Reichstag's dome, and flash back to the city's turbulent past at Checkpoint Charlie. Cruise the Spree River and explore art and antiquities on Museum Island. End the day with a walk through hip Prenzlauer Berg before raising a mug at a classic beer garden. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll learn which sights are worth your time and money, and how to get around by bus, train, taxi, and bicycle. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
Berlin Book Three
Author: Jason Lutes
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
The conclusion to a masterful graphic novel trilogy that follows Berlin's citizens as Nazism rises The third and final act of Jason Lutes’s historical fiction about the Weimar Republic begins with Hitler arriving in Berlin. With the National Socialist party now controlling Parliament, the citizenry becomes even more divided. Lutes steps back from the larger political upheaval, using the intertwining lives of a small group of Germans to zero in on the rise of fascism and how swiftly it can replace democracy. The idle rich, the naïve bourgeoisie, and the struggling lower classes: all seek meaning in the warring political factions dividing their nation. He especially focuses on the Brauns—a working-class family torn apart by a political system that doesn’t care about them. Lovers couple and uncouple; families and friends share rituals and laughter; most of Berlin’s citizens go about their day with little sense of the larger threat to their existence. Meanwhile, the journalist Kurt Severing and the artist Marthe Muller watch in horror as their society begins a dizzying descent into extremism. Lutes’ Berlin Book Three: City of Light is one of the most anticipated graphic novels of 2018, and the long-awaited conclusion to his beloved trilogy.
Author: The Economist
Publisher: The Economist
This expanded twelfth edition of the bestselling guide to style is based on The Economist's own updated house style manual, and is an invaluable companion for everyone who wants to communicate with the clarity, style and precision for which The Economist is renowned. As the introduction says, 'clarity of writing usually follows clarity of thought.' The Economist Style Guide gives general advice on writing, points out common errors and clichés, offers guidance on consistent use of punctuation, abbreviations and capital letters and contains an exhaustive range of reference material--covering everything from accountancy ratios and stock market indices to laws of nature and science. Some of the numerous useful rules and common mistakes pointed out in the guide include: Which informs, that defines. This is the house that Jack built. But: This house, which Jack built, is now falling down. Discreet means circumspect or prudent; discrete means separate or distinct. Remember that "Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are" (Oscar Wilde). Flaunt means display, flout means disdain. If you flout this distinction you will flaunt your ignorance. Forgo means do without; forego means go before. Fortuitous means accidental, not fortunate or well-timed. Times: Take care. Three times more than X is four times as much as X. Full stops: Use plenty. They keep sentences short. This helps the reader.
Author: Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck, Joe Pickard
From the historic to the hip, Berlin is a city of palpable creative energy with a healthy dose of cultural relevance.
Amsterdam Style Guide
Author: Monique van den Heuvel
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Amsterdam is famed for its pretty canals, world-class galleries and edgy night life, but, as with any major city, a new generation is busy establishing design studios, cafes, clothing stores and creative spaces - breathing new life into former industrial areas and quiet neighbourhood streets. Monique van den Heuvel's Amsterdam Style Guide is a refreshing alternative to traditional travel guides: shining a light on small businesses run by people who love what they do. Monique's favourite places to eat, sleep and shop, as well as insider tips from local business owners, will help you make the most of your visit. This Amsterdam is best travelled by bike or canal boat, at a pace that allows for plenty of diversions; whether that's lunch and a smoothie at a health-food cafe, shopping for vintage treasures with a latte in hand, or enjoying an evening cocktail by the water ... inspiration lies around every corner.
Paris Style Guide
Author: Elodie Rambaud
Looks inside the address book of Paris-based freelance stylist Elodie Rambaud and invites you to share it with her
Author: Simone Werle
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Introduces the most popular bloggers in indie fashion today with a short profile and photographic spread for each individual.
Berlin for Jews
Author: Leonard Barkan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Princeton scholar Leonard Barkan writes about his unabashed love of Berlin, despite its tortured history as the place where Hitler and his cadre plotted the extermination of the Jews, including members of Barkan s own family. But this is not another Holocaust book: Barkan wants to explore what a very Jewish city Berlin has been through the ages and how steeped in modern Jewish culture this vital urban marvel continues to be. Part travelogue and part history, it s a beautiful tribute to a complex city."