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Benesch, Klaus 1958-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 101 publications in 2 languages and 4,776 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, dgs
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Klaus Benesch
Space in America : theory, history, culture( )

15 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"America's sense of space has always been tied to what Hayden White called the "narrativization" of real events. If the awe-inspiring manifestations of nature in America (Niagara Falls, Virginia's Natural Bridge, the Grand Canyon, etc.) were often used as a foil for projecting utopian visions and idealizations of the nation's exceptional place among the nations of the world, the rapid technological progress and its concomitant appropriation of natural spaces served equally well, as David Nye argues, to promote the dominant cultural idiom of exploration and conquest. From the beginning, American attitudes towards space were thus utterly contradictory if not paradoxical; a paradox that scholars tried to capture in such hybrid concepts as the "middle landscape" (Leo Marx), an "engineered New Earth" (Cecelia Tichi), or the "technological sublime" (David Nye). Not only was America's concept of space paradoxical, it has always also been a contested terrain, a site of continuous social and cultural conflict. Many foundational issues in American history (the dislocation of Native and African Americans, the geo-political implications of nation-building, immigration and transmigration, the increasing division and "clustering" of contemporary American society, etc.) involve differing ideals and notions of space. Quite literally, space and its various ideological appropriations formed the arena where America's search for identity (national, political, cultural) has been staged."--Cover
Architecture and philosophy : new perspectives on the work of Arakawa & Madeline Gins by Jean-Jacques Lecercle( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture and Philosophy: New Perspectives on the Work of Arakawa and Madeline Gins is a collection of essays on the work of artist-architects Arakawa and Madeline Gins and in particular their book Architectural Body (2000). The essays approach their cutting edge and ambitious project to design 'an architecture against death' from various angles and disciplines including aesthetics, architecture, linguistics, philosophy. The papers retrace the place of Architectural Body in the aesthetic landscape of art at the turn of the 21st century and assess the utopian stance of their work
Rethinking the American city : an international dialogue by Miles Orvell( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether struggling in the wake of postindustrial decay or reinventing themselves with new technologies and populations, cities have once again moved to the center of intellectual and political concern. Rethinking the American City brings together leading scholars from a range of disciplines to examine an array of topics that illuminate the past, present, and future of cities. Rethinking the American City offers a lively and fascinating survey of contemporary thinking about cities in a transnational context. Utilizing an innovative format, each chapter opens with an iconic image and includes a brief and provocative essay on a single topic followed by an extended dialogue among all the essayists. Topics range from energy use, design, and digital media to transportation systems and housing to public art, urban ruins, and futurist visions
Romantic cyborgs : authorship and technology in the American Renaissance by Klaus Benesch( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African diasporas in the New and Old Worlds : consciousness and imagination by Genevieve Fabre( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking and the aesthetics of modernity : pedestrian mobility in literature and the arts by Klaus Benesch( )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text gathers together an array of international scholars, critics, and artists concerned with the issue of walking as a theme in modern literature, philosophy, and the arts. Covering a wide array of authors and media from eighteenth-century fiction writers and travellers to contemporary film, digital art, and artists' books, the essays collected here take a broad literary and cultural approach to the art of walking, which has received considerable interest due to the burgeoning field of mobility studies
The sea and the American imagination( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power and politics of the aesthetic in American culture( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and mobility by Klaus Benesch( )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What connects the Baltimore Washington International Airport and South Korea's Songdo International Business District? What are the cultural narratives that unfold from their bold visions of mobility and of the city in transit and transition? Put another way, what are the relations between modernity, mobile lifestyles, and urban spaces as we move deeper into what the French sociologist Marc Augé has called the age of 'supermodernity'? Perhaps more importantly, are there alternative ways of thinking about mobility and the future of society in a rapidly shrinking, globally interconnected and, at
Scientific cultures--technological challenges : a transatlantic perspective( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The threat of history : Geschichte und Erzählung im afro-amerikanischen Roman der Gegenwart by Klaus Benesch( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faking, forging, counterfeiting : discredited practices at the margins of mimesis( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forgeries are an omnipresent part of our culture and closely related to traditional ideas of authenticity, legality, authorship, creativity, and innovation. Based on the concept of mimesis, this volume illustrates how forgeries must be understood as autonomous aesthetic practices – creative acts in themselves – rather than as mere rip-offs of an original work of art. The proceedings bring together research from different scholarly fields. They focus on various mimetic practices such as pseudo-translations, imposters, identity theft, and hoaxes in different artistic and historic contexts. By opening up the scope of the aesthetic implications of fakes, this anthology aims to consolidate forging as an autonomous method of creation"--Back cover
Culture and mobility( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunger and modern writing Melville, Kafka, Hamsun, and Wright by Rees Daniel( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation
Thomas Bechinger : [anlässlich der Ausstellung Thomas Bechinger, Neue Galerie Dachau, 3. Mai bis 9. Juni 2002] by Thomas Janzen( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sea and the american imagination( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultures of Mobility( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paper empire : William Gaddis and the world system by Joseph Tabbi( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaddis (1922-1998) is often cited as the link between literary modernism and postmodernism in the United States. This work includes essays which address subjects as diverse as cybernetics, the law, media theory, race and class, music, and the perils and benefits of globalization. It also contains an interview with Gaddis
Space in America : Theory - History - Culture by Klaus Benesch( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's sense of space has always been tied to what Hayden White called the "narrativization" of real events. If the awe-inspiring manifestations of nature in America (Niagara Falls, Virginia's Natural Bridge, the Grand Canyon, etc.) were often used as a foil for projecting utopian visions and idealizations of the nation's exceptional place among the nations of the world, the rapid technological progress and its concomitant appropriation of natural spaces served equally well, as David Nye argues, to promote the dominant cultural idiom of exploration and conquest.From the beginning, American attitudes towards space were thus utterly contradictory if not paradoxical; a paradox that scholars tried to capture in such hybrid concepts as the "middle landscape" (Leo Marx), an "engineered New Earth" (Cecelia Tichi), or the "technological sublime" (David Nye). Not only was America's concept of space paradoxical, it has always also been a contested terrain, a site of continuous social and cultural conflict. Many foundational issues in American history (the dislocation of Native and African Americans, the geo-political implications of nation-building, immigration and transmigration, the increasing division and "clustering" of contemporary American society, etc.) involve differing ideals and notions of space. Quite literally, space and its various ideological appropriations formed the arena where America's search for identity (national, political, cultural) has been staged. If American democracy, as Frederick Jackson Turner claimed, "is born of free land," then its history may well be defined as the history of the fierce struggles to gain and maintain power over both the geographical, social and political spaces of America and its concomitant narratives.The number and range of topics, interests, and critical approaches of the essays gathered here open up exciting new avenues of inquiry into the tangled, contentious relations of space in America. Topics include:Theories of Space - Landscape / Nature - Technoscape / Architecture / Urban Utopia - Literature - Performance / Film / Visual Arts
Space in America: Theory, History, Culture (Architecture, technology, culture ; 1) by Klaus Benesch( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Architecture and philosophy : new perspectives on the work of Arakawa & Madeline Gins
Covers
Romantic cyborgs : authorship and technology in the American RenaissanceAfrican diasporas in the New and Old Worlds : consciousness and imaginationScientific cultures--technological challenges : a transatlantic perspectivePaper empire : William Gaddis and the world system
Languages
English (84)

German (6)