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GERM 250: Metropolis Berlin (Schmitz-Burgard): The Basics

The city of Berlin represents a microcosm of change and growth in European society yet maintains a unique identity. Its development from a royal city to the capital of a united Germany is examined through literature, film, art, and architecture.

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Reference Print Resources

  1.  Architecture sourcebook : a guide to resources on the practice of architecture / edited by Kathryn M. Wayne.
  2. A dictionary of architecture
  3. Encyclopedia of world architecture  
  4. Schirmer encyclopedia of film / Barry Keith Grant, editor in chief
  5. The Oxford companion to German literature / by Henry and Mary Garland - Ref PT41 .G37 1997    
  6. Encyclopedia of German literature / Matthias Konzett, editor -  Ref PT91 +E53 2000  v. 1 & 2
  7. German film & literature : adaptations and transformations / edited by Eric Rentschler.
  8. A companion to twentieth-century German literature / Raymond Furness and Malcolm Humble - Ref PT401 .F87 1991


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Eileen Cravedi