Marshall Berman's "All That Is Solid Melts Into Air" is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest books on modernity. A kaleidoscopic journey into the experiences of modernization, the dizzying social changes that swept millions of people into the capitalist world, it dexterously interweaves an exploration of modernism in art, literature, and architecture.
Marshall Berman is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center. He writes frequently for The Nation and The Village Voice, and serves on the editorial board of Dissent. His books include Adventures in Marxism, The Politics of Authenticity and, most recently, On the Town, all from Verso.