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The Lace Curtains of Berlin by [Amorim, Izai]
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Length: 130 pages Language: English

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This photo essay is an archaeological experiment: it studies things – lace curtains – used by a certain group of people – Berliners – in order to show who they are. Though oblivious to most people, the lace curtains send out messages. At first glance they seem ugly, tacky, sometimes even barbaric, the textile equivalent to sauerkraut with bratwurst. But eventually you will start to love them. Because tackiness, when taken to extremes, can acquire a poetic dimension!

The purpose of this “lace-curtain fashion show” is to delight the eye and to intrigue the mind: the 196 lace-curtain pictures in this collection are in reality proxy portraits of Berliners and their lifestyles! This documentary also complements the novel “The Games”. There is a character in it called Rainer-Werner Sprengberg who photographs lace curtains. These are “his” curtains.

The lace curtains shown in this book are only a very small sample of what is available. There are literally hundreds of different kinds. To those who will make it to Berlin, it’s like an appetizer. To the majority who won’t, it’s the only chance to experience this wonderful example of textile poetry.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6119 KB
  • Print Length: 130 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Manoel Oliveira
4.0 out of 5 starsWonderful photo gallery.
19 June 2014 - Published on
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3.0 out of 5 starsSimple theme complex translation
22 January 2016 - Published on
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3.0 out of 5 starsI liked the concept of the book
16 March 2016 - Published on
lyle ergang
2.0 out of 5 starsThe lace curtains were nice enough, but what was there to know about ...
17 December 2015 - Published on
Linnea Seume
4.0 out of 5 starsbut I did enjoy the story and the photos
10 February 2016 - Published on