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was created as a foil to 1. Does "AIZ was created as a foil to bourgeois magazines such as Berliner Illustrierte" mean: a. AIZ was in contrast to bourgeois magazines such as Berliner Illustrierte or b. AIZ provided a useful background and condition for the appearance of bourgeois magazines such as Berliner Illustrierte? 2. Does "with the intention of" refer to "AIZ" or "magazines such as Berliner Illustrierte"? Context: Owen notes, AIZ was created as a foil to bourgeois magazines such as Berliner Illustrierte with the intention of producing a photomagazine that would provide relevant images for the working, rather than middle, classes.
Jul 11, 2019 5:02 AM
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(1) "AIZ was created as a foil to bourgeois magazines such as Berliner Illustrierte" Neither a nor b answers are correct. A is the closest, but still not correct. It means ... "AIZ was created as a competitive response to bourgeoise magazines ...." That is, AIZ was created to compete, or act an an alternative (for readers) to bourgeois magazines. (2) Does "with the intention of" refer to "AIZ" or "magazines such as Berliner Illustrierte"? It refers to "AIZ". (It's aim being to create a photomagazine ...)
July 11, 2019
This is an incorrect use of "foil". A foil is "a thing that contrasts with and so emphasizes and enhances the qualities of another."
July 11, 2019
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