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Forging foam: Metal thresholds at the 1925 Paris Exhibition

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In his famous analysis of the 1896 Berlin Trade Exhibition, Georg Simmel (1858-1918) identified a contrast between the desensitisation of the producer and the sensorial overstimulation of the consumer amidst the spectacle of the world’s fair: ‘modern man’s one-sided and monotonous role in the division of labour will be compensated for by consumption and enjoyment through the growing pressure of heterogeneous impressions, and the ever faster and more colourful exchange of ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
ContEd
Department:
Continuing Education
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-2235-489X

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Editor
Publisher:
Manchester University Press Publisher's website
Host title:
The Senses in Interior Design
Chapter number:
Chapter 11 in Section III: Sensual Economies
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1239922
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pubs:1239922
Deposit date:
2022-02-16

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