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List of convolutes in the The Arcades Project

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Convolute is a multifaceted word that connotes “To make something unnecessarily complex; to fold or coil into numerous overlapping layers; to twist someone’s words to fit a desired meaning that was not intended by the speaker.” [Oct 2006]

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List of convolutes in the Arcades Project

There are 36 convolutes. A convolute can be described best as a section, chapter or category. Convolute N is the most revealing about the Arcades Project itself.

List of convolutes in the Arcades Project:
Convolute A "Arcades, Magazins de Nouveautés, Sales Clerks" Arcades
Convolute B "Fashion" Arcades 62-81
Convolute C "Ancient Paris, Catacombs, Demolitions, Decline of Paris" Arcades
Convolute D "Boredom, Eternal Return" Arcades
Convolute E: "Haussmannization, Barricade Fighting" Arcades [...]
Convolute F: "Iron Construction" Arcades
Convolute G: "Exhibitions, Advertising, Grandville" Arcades
Convolute H "The Collector" Arcades 203-211
Convolute I "The Interior, the Trace" Arcades 212-227
Convolute J "Baudelaire"
Convolute K "Dream City and Dream House, Dreams of the Future, Anthropological Nihilism, Jung" Arcades 388-404
Convolute L "Dream House, Museum, Spa" Arcades
Convolute M "The Flâneur" Arcades 416-455
Convolute N "Theory of Knowledge, Theory of Progress" Arcades 456-
Convolute O "Prostitution, Gambling" Arcades 489-515
Convolute P "The Streets of Paris" Arcades 516-526
Convolute Q "Panorama" Arcades 527-536
Convolute R "Mirrors" Arcades 537-542
Convolute S "Painting, Jugendstil, Novelty" Arcades
Convolute T "Modes of Lighting" Arcades
Convolute U "Saint-Simon, Railroads" Arcades
Convolute V "Conspiracies, Compagnonnage" Arcades
Convolute W "Fourier" Arcades
Convolute X "Marx
Convolute Y "Photography" Arcades 671-692
Convolute Z "The Doll, the Automaton" Arcades

a Social Movement
b Daumier
d Literary History, Hugo
g The Stock Exchange, Economic History
i Reproduction Technology, Lithography
k The Commune
l The Seine, The oldest Paris
m Idleness
p Anthropological Materialism, History of Sects
r Ecole Polytechnique

Convolute N

[T]he reason why one of its sections (named “Convolutes” by Benjamin) is cited the most. This section, known as Convolute N, provides a reflection on the epistemological consequences of his project. --The Cambridge Companion to Walter Benjamin - Page 15, by David S. Ferris - 2004

Results from "Convolute N" Google books search:

The Task of the Critic: poetics, philosophy, religion - Page 270
by Henry Sussman - Religion - 2005 - 272 pages
In Convolute N, [Nxa,8], p. 460, Benjamin characterizes this work as “literary
montage.” Throughout the Project, Benjamin remains attentive to the ...

Visual Studies: A Skeptical Introduction - Page 212
by James Elkins - 2003 - 224 pages
“Sudden” from Benjamin, Arcades Project, 462, convolute N 2a, 3. 31. Krauss,
Optical Unconscious. The reference in the title derives from Benjamin's ...

Romantic Moods: Paranoia, Trauma, And Melancholy, 1790-1840 - Page 502
by Thomas Pfau - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 572 pages
In "convolute" N of the Arcades Project, Benjamin reiterates and sharpens his
conception of historical knowledge. For not only does "the historical index ...

Surrealism and Architecture - Page 120
by Thomas Mical - Architecture - 2004 - 352 pages
... we would do well to remember what Walter Benjamin, who read Le Corbusier's
Urbanisme, wrote in "Convolute N" of his monumental work, The Arcades Project ...

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