German Cities and Bourgeois Modernism, 1890-1924
Reviews and Awards
"A sophisticated re-evaluation of German bourgeois modernism through the lens of material culture." - Sasha Disko, European History Quarterly.
"Umbach's arguments will be of considerable interest to German historians and to architectural, urban, and cultural historians ... deserves a wide audience." - Jeffry M. Diefendorf, Central European History
"this study of the material culture of German modernism clearly provides readers with a scintillating exercise in environmental and aesthetic history." - Michael Biddiss, History
"Maiken Umbach has written a brilliant, provocative and engaging study of bourgeois modernism that will make a substantial impact upon the scholarship of modern German history and culture." - Carolyn Kay, English Historical Review