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Berlin has survived two world wars, two totalitarian regimes, extreme financial hardship, and a wall that separated friends, families, lovers, compatriots and coworkers. In 1989, the city was reunited, and has emerged as a thriving, thrilling center of European influence, culture and creativity.
A quarter century on from the Mauerfall that reunited West and East Berlin, this photographic portrait, now available as a popular Reader s Edition, presents the story of Berlin from 1860 until today. From giddy pictures of the Roaring Twenties to devastating images of war to such as the Reichstag wrapped by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, this is the most comprehensive photographic study on Berlin ever made, replete with emotion and atmosphere.
Among the photographs are works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helmut Newton, René Burri, Robert Capa, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans as well as well-known Berlin photo-chroniclers such as Friedrich Seidenstücker, Erich Salomon, Willy Römer, and Heinrich Zille.
Eloquent, evocative tributes from the likes of Vladimir Nabokov, Alfred Döblin, Herwarth Walden, Marlene Dietrich, Billy Wilder, Willy Brandt, Helmut Newton, Sir Simon Rattle, and David Bowie give resonant voice to the imagery and articulate not only Berlin s civic and architectural space, but also the hope and strength of its inhabitants and its soul.
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