The Modern: the balance sheet of an era

The Modern: the balance sheet of an era

Die Moderne: Bilanz einer Epoche

(Press release) The epoch of Modernity is now replaced by the digital age. Now it is time to take stock: How can be explained the Modern in their entirety? What achievements has she brought forth? The values, objectives and norms of the Modern in the digital age, are now obsolete? Werner Heinrichs’s XL-Band The Modern: the balance sheet of an era, the answers. The book is published with UVK.

He illuminates all of the cultural, social, economic and natural scientific aspects of the era in an exciting way. Thus, the approach of this book differs significantly from the relevant cultural stories of the 20th century. Century, the perception of the Contemporary as a time of the development of the arts and socio-political changes. Numerous quotes by famous personalities round the


The book is aimed at students of economic and social science courses and is also suitable as a reference work for readers with cultural and historical interest.

The Author Of

Prof. Dr. Werner Heinrichs studied philosophy, German literature and Scandinavian studies at the universities of Freiburg-im-Breisgau, and in Uppsala in Sweden. From 1990 to 2002, he was Professor of cultural science and cultural management at the Pedagogical University in Ludwigsburg. From 2002 to 2012, he served as rector of the State University of music and Performing arts in Stuttgart. In 2014, he received the Federal cross of merit on ribbon.


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Die Moderne: Bilanz einer Epoche


Werner Heinrichs

The Modern: the balance sheet of an era

1. Edition in 2017

509 Pages, Hardcover


€ (D) 49,99

ET July 2017