German 61A Final Study Guide

German 61A Final Study Guide - WEEK 1: Google and the...

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Unformatted text preview: WEEK 1: Google and the Geographic Imagination Thur, Apr 3 Places : Berlin Wall- division with communist and capitalist. Reichstag- built after german unification, it is the capitol building occupied by Russians after WWII. Has a glass dome that allows people to look in to German Law Makers. Unter den Linden- road to Berlin connects east and west Times : 1237-2008 Berlin 1237- 771 years old- 2 cities, Berlin and Colln, divided by spree river- Mercantile city- nearest developed city was Prague- built in sand Berlin 1660- 6000 people- ravished by 30 years war in Europe Berlin 1688- Walls starting to get built as cities move east. Berlin 1926- Moat was replaced by a railway line. 1961- Berlin Wall put up.- Schloss Castle destroyed from 2 nd world war and Palace of Republic replaced. Berlin 1990 - End of Cold war Readings: Harold Nicolson, "The Charm of Berlin " (1932) Paris is an old lady, Berlin is young and energetic. Written Before Nazi Germany Todd Presner Argument-KML every pixel has geographical reference 1. Knowledge Configuration > systems of power- Maps is a configuration of knowledge (Michael Fouroult)- Silences in maps- either unimportant or suppressed by the rulers 2. Whose story is being told?- Maps dont give different classes- looks militaristic- lots of things missing- i.e. maps of Indian territory not in U.S. map WEEK 2: Mapping Old Berlin / New Berlin: A City of Contradictions Tues, Apr 8 Places : Schlossplatz (Royal Palace)- 1400s has luzgarden Neue Wache- by paul schinkel, gestures antiquity. Shows changes of Berlin. Repurposed a lot. Altes Museum- shows history of Berlin, Museum of antiques, schinkel wanted it to look powerful Brandenburg Gate- 5 entrances, Quadriga on top, symbol of entrance to city of berlin which was taken by Napoleon in 1800s. University of Berlin (Humboldt University)- built in 1835, Berlin avoids gridlike links. Established to show French of Luzgarden- pleasure garden for king People: Napoleon- took quadriga- universities shut down. Quadriga returned after defeat. Karl Schinkel- Commisioned by Fredrich III for Berlin Construction- Nicholas Church- oldest structure- Territories Berlin Belong to Romans King Frederick William II - Keep people out and keep people in....
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