Chapter 1, Introductions
• Chapter 1 - The book starts by introducing the 19th and 20th centuries that the book will cover.
• The book uses a number of different fonts that clarify which sources are being used.
• The author begins discussing the arcades that were built in Paris.
• The author is moved by surrealism and he claims it influenced the writing of this book.
• The author discusses Theodor Adorno who has created a literary construct called a constellation, also known as a convolute.
• A convolute is a group of notes that are all within the same topic.
• The convolute derives from German where the author is from.
Chapter 2, Exposes
• Chapter 2 - There are a number of face pages in the book.
• The face pages range from French to Asian decorations.
• The author discusses the factors that led to the success of arcades in Paris.
• The boom in the textile industry of...
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