The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
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Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin
Book DescriptionOne 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141036199
(181mm x 111mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Walter Benjamin
Walter Bendix Schonflies Benjamin (1892 - 1940) was a German-Jewish Marxist literary critic, essayist, translator, and philosopher. He was at times associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory and was also greatly inspired by the Marxism of Bertolt Brecht and Jewish mysticism as presented by Gershom Scholem.
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