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by Michael W. Jennings,Brigid Doherty,Thomas Y. Levin,Walter Benjamin

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  • Author: Michael W. Jennings,Brigid Doherty,Thomas Y. Levin,Walter Benjamin
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press; First Edition edition (May 31, 2008)
  • Pages: 448 pages
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Benjamin’s famous 'Work of Art' essay sets out his boldest thoughts-on media and on culture in general-in their .

Benjamin’s famous 'Work of Art' essay sets out his boldest thoughts-on media and on culture in general-in their most realized form, while retaining an edge that gets under the skin of everyone who reads it. In this essay the visual arts of the machine age morph into literature and theory and then back again to images, gestures, and thought. This essay, however, is only. The collection tracks Benjamin's observations on the media as they are revealed in essays on the production and reception of art; on film, radio, and photography; and on the modern transformations of literature and painting.

Walter Benjamin's work, fragmentary and partly esoteric as it is, fully withstands a comparative .

Walter Benjamin's work, fragmentary and partly esoteric as it is, fully withstands a comparative measure, and surpasses any of its rivals in philosophic consequences. There has been no more original, no more serious critic and reader in our time.

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" (1935), by Walter Benjamin, is an essay of cultural criticism which proposes that the mechanical reproduction of a work of art devalues the aura of the artefact's uniqueness as a. .

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" (1935), by Walter Benjamin, is an essay of cultural criticism which proposes that the mechanical reproduction of a work of art devalues the aura of the artefact's uniqueness as art. During the Nazi régime (1933–1945), Benjamin wrote the essay to produce a theory of art that is "useful for the formulation of revolutionary demands in the politics of art" in a mass-culture society; that, in the age of mechanical reproduction, and the absence o.

Walter Benjamin’s famous Work of Art essay sets out his boldest thoughts-on media and on culture in general-in their most realized form, while retaining an edge that gets under the skin of everyone who reads it. In this essay the visual arts of the machine age morph into.

TRANSLATED BY Edmund ]ephcott, Rodney Livingstone, Howard Eiland, and Others. The belknap press of. Harvard university press. Although Walter Benjamin had written short texts on painting and the graphic arts during his student years, it was not until the 1920s that he became intensely engaged with a broad range of modern media.

Additional Info: 1. Jennings, Michael W. 2. Doherty, Brigid. 3. Levin, Thomas Y. 4. Jephcott, Edmund. Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Translated from the German. Original Title: Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit. Follow Us. Akbank Sanat About Sponsorships. Events Concert Dance Conversation Workshop Kid Theater Seminar Panel Conference. Exhibitions Archive Art Map. Jazz Festival About Blog Artists Program.

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Benjamin's famous "Work of Art" essay sets out his boldest thoughts - on media . About Walter Benjamin. Michael W. Jennings is Professor of German, Princeton University

Benjamin's famous "Work of Art" essay sets out his boldest thoughts - on media and on culture in general - in their most realized form, while retaining an edge that gets under the skin of everyone who reads i. Jennings is Professor of German, Princeton University. Brigid Doherty is Associate Professor of German and of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University.

Benjamin’s famous Work of Art essay sets out his boldest thoughts-on media . The collection tracks Benjamin’s observations on the media as they ar.

Benjamin’s famous Work of Art essay sets out his boldest thoughts-on media and on culture in general-in their most realized form, while retaining an edge that gets under the skin of everyone who reads i. This book contains the second, and most daring, of the four versions of the Work of Art essay-the one that addresses the utopian developments of the modern media. The collection tracks Benjamin’s observations on the media as they are revealed in essays on the production and reception of art; on film, radio, and photography; and on the modern transformations of literature and painting.

Chapter 4 combines writings on photography and follows the trajectory of media chronologically.

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008. Fiery Pools Reflecting Neon Signs in the Asphalt: Walter Benjamin and Utopian Potential in the Media. Chapter 4 combines writings on photography and follows the trajectory of media chronologically. The center of this chapter is the "Little History of Photography" (1931) that is often selected as a complementary reading to the artwork essay as it sets up Benjamin's notion of an auratic deficiency in reproduced artworks.

Benjamin’s famous “Work of Art” essay sets out his boldest thoughts―on media and on culture in general―in their most realized form, while retaining an edge that gets under the skin of everyone who reads it. In this essay the visual arts of the machine age morph into literature and theory and then back again to images, gestures, and thought.

This essay, however, is only the beginning of a vast collection of writings that the editors have assembled to demonstrate what was revolutionary about Benjamin’s explorations on media. Long before Marshall McLuhan, Benjamin saw that the way a bullet rips into its victim is exactly the way a movie or pop song lodges in the soul.

This book contains the second, and most daring, of the four versions of the “Work of Art” essay―the one that addresses the utopian developments of the modern media. The collection tracks Benjamin’s observations on the media as they are revealed in essays on the production and reception of art; on film, radio, and photography; and on the modern transformations of literature and painting. The volume contains some of Benjamin’s best-known work alongside fascinating, little-known essays―some appearing for the first time in English. In the context of his passionate engagement with questions of aesthetics, the scope of Benjamin’s media theory can be fully appreciated.


Reviews about The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility, and Other Writings on Media (5):
Bad Sunny
This compilation of Benjamin's famous--and not so famous--essays is brilliant. The best translations I've seen, and I've read them all. Excellent, intelligent commentary, and clearly presented format. Essential for anyone interested in the granddaddy of post-modernism, the most humane and exciting of the cultural philosophers of the twentieth century.
Ce
This is one of the most comprehensive collections of his writings, it really a wonderful book! Anyone interested in contemporary or modern art should have this in their library.
MarF
It's o.k., a rehash of old Benjamin stuff with some bits and pieces I haven't seen. Nothing great about the translation though I'm sure it plods accurately along. Jim Ryan
Gio
This is the classic text everybody has to read to understand not only the history but the functioning of the contemporary media, too.
Narim
A very good collection of essays by Benjamin, and a lot of the stuff he says eerily have been progressively coming to fruition. Specifically his thoughts on art, literature, and even media. This is a useful tool for any philosopher, social critic, or chronicler seeking to understand how a movement can drastically change from one to another, and how sometimes it is necessary, and other times, greedy and corrupt. The translations are excellent, although some of the essays have only this translation, regardless, it is still easy to read and very informative. To educate oneself to history and understand how things came to be, and to understand that history is written by those in power is to understand society better than most, this is the goal, this is what Benjamin seeks to say, and this...is what needs to be understood.

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