Susan Buck-Morss

Distinguished Professor of Political Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center, NYC, where she is a core faculty member of the Committee on Globalization and Social Change. She is Professor Emeritus in the Government Department of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Her training is in Continental Theory, specifically, German Critical Philosophy and the Frankfurt School. Her work crosses disciplines, including Art History, Architecture, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, German Studies, Philosophy, History, and Visual Culture. She is currently writing on the philosophy of history: History as the Cosmology of Modernity.

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CUNY Graduate Center
Spring 2013


GOVT 471/GERST 471

Critical Reason: The Basics
CUNY Graduate Center Fall 2012

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Selected Shorts

Note on The Dialectics of Seeing

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Asja Lacis(left) and Dora Benjamin(right)

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Benjamin’s Notes found in the Bibliothe’que Nationale

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Sixteenth-century woodcut, chosen by Baudelaire as model for the frontispiece of Les Fleurs du mal, 2nd edition. See Historical Nature: Ruin

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Plan for frontispiece of Les Fleurs du mal, Bracquemond, 1859-60, rejected by Baudelaire.See Historical Nature: Ruin

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Frontispiece of Baudelaire’s Epaves, design by Félicien Rops, 1866.See Historical Nature: Ruin

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Galleria Principe Naples

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GUM, Moscow

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Hans Bayer bring ancients up to date

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Heartfield, Voice From the Swamp

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Interior, GUM, Moscow department store

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Kaisergalerie, Berlin

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Passage Choiseul

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Revolution in style

Chair with velvet upholstery, August Kitschelt, Vienna, 1851(upper left)

Work table, C.F. Grubb, Banbury, England, 1851(lower left)

Variant of the cantilever tubular steel chair, Marcel Breuer, Bauhaus, 1928(upper right)

Dismountable chair, Josef Albers, Banhaus, 1929(lower right)

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The Kaiser Gallery, a shopping arcade, built by Von Kyllmann and Heyden in 1969-73

  • Posted 5 August 2013