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The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction

The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction

Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940; Underwood, J. A

One of the most important works of cultural theory ever written, Walter Benjamin's groundbreaking essay explores how the age of mass media means audiences can listen to or see a work of art repeatedly - and what the troubling social and political implications of this are. One of the most important works of cultural theory ever written, Walter Benjamin's groundbreaking essay explores how the age of mass media means audiences can listen to or see a work of art repeatedly - and what the troubling social and political implications of this are. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are

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Published London: Penguin, 2008
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Statement of responsibility: Walter Benjamin ; translated by J.A. Underwood
ISBN: 0141963425, 9780141963426
Note: Formerly CIP.
Language note: Translated from the German.
Physical Description: [111] p.
Series: Great ideas ; 56
Subject: Arts and society.; Art Reproduction.; Theory of art; Mass media.; Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940 Translations into English.; Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924 Criticism and interpretation.; Art and Design; Aesthetics.; The arts: general issues; Art techniques & principles; Art and technology.; Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922 Criticism and interpretation.; Painting & art manuals
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Great ideas ; 56.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780141036199