Stephen Kern writes about the sweeping changes in technology and culture between 1880 and World War I that created new modes of understanding and experiencing time and space. To mark the book's 20th anniversary, Kern provides a new preface about the breakthrough in interpretive approach that has made this a seminal work in interdisciplinary studies.
Stephen Kern is Professor of History at Ohio State University.
Introduction 1. The Nature of Time 2. The Past 3. The Present 4. The Future 5. Speed 6. The Nature of Space 7. Form 8. Distance 9. Direction 10. Temporality of the July Crisis 11. The Cubist War Conclusion Notes Index