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February 14, 2011

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TT

Very nice. Very de styl.

BDR

Excellent. Well done.

Richard Prouty

Thanks for the complements. I did the design myself, primarily in the name of expediency. My original idea was a Constructivist-style site, but that was beyond my capabilities. So my second choice was a De Styl site.

סידור בתים

Thanks for sharing this. I develop as an experiment in the theory of Walter Benjamin representation. The first installment will be in the city of Detroit.

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What Is One-Way Street?

One-Way Street [Einbahnstrasse, 1928] was Walter Benjamin's first effort to break out of the narrow confines of the academy and apply the techniques of literary studies to life as it is currently lived. For Benjamin criticism encompasses the ordinary objects of life, the literary texts of the time, films in current release, and the fleeting concerns of the public sphere. Following Benjamin's lead, this blog is concerned with the political content of the aesthetic and representations of the political in the media. As Benjamin writes in One-Way Street, "He who cannot take sides should keep silent."

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