Hollywood icon, German dissident, lover, war heroine, distant mother, and eventual recluse. These are just some of the sobriquets attached to Marlene Dietrich. Ean Wood seeks to show the true Marlene Dietrich, the girl from Berlin who would find herself at the centre of world events, a supporter of the Allied cause and movie icon, meeting, working with and loving some of the most powerful and influential men of the 20th century.
A biography of the successful American actress describes her marriages and the making of her films
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Populismus ist ein vielgestaltiges Phänomen. Mal ist er rechts, mal links; mal artikuliert er Protest gegen offene Märkte, mal wendet er sich gegen Migration. Auch in der geografischen Verteilung zeigt er sich variantenreich: In Südeuropa dominiert der Links-, in Nordeuropa der Rechtspopulismus. Philip Manow entwickelt eine vergleichende Erklärung für dieses zunächst widersprüchlich erscheinende Bild. Den Ausgangspunkt bilden die jeweiligen wirtschaftlichen Wachstumsmodelle, die Verfasstheit von Arbeitsmarkt und Sozialstaat, kurz die jeweiligen Politischen Ökonomien. Es zeigt sich: Wer vom Populismus reden will, aber vom Kapitalismus nicht, landet immer nur bei Identitätspolitik – und wird dann unweigerlich selbst Partei im Streit.
In recent decades, we have witnessed an explosion in the number of visual images we encounter, as our lives have become increasingly saturated with screens. From Google Images to Instagram, video games to installation art, this transformation is confusing, liberating and worrying all at once, since observing the new visuality of culture is not the same as understanding it. Nicholas Mirzoeff is a leading figure in the field of visual culture, which aims to make sense of this extraordinary explosion of visual experiences. As Mirzoeff reminds us, this is not the first visual revolution; the 19th century saw the invention of film, photography and x-rays, and the development of maps, microscopes and telescopes made the 17th century an era of visual discovery. But the sheer quantity of images produced on the internet today has no parallels. In the first book to define visual culture for the general reader, Mirzoeff draws on art history, theory and everyday experience to provide an engaging and accessible overview of how visual materials shape and define our lives.

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