Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit : drei Studien zur Kunstsoziologie

by Walter Benjamin

Paperback, 1998

Status

Available

Call number

CI 1384 K96

Collection

Publication

Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp, [1998].

Description

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.

User reviews

LibraryThing member micapam
Extremely insightful essay; though mistaken in certain technical aspects, it continues to be relevant today.
LibraryThing member albertgoldfain
Succinct and clever. I like the concepts of cult and aura as applied to art. The tie to the aesthetics of war and politics in the end is spooky but appropriate.

Language

Original publication date

1936

ISBN

3518100289 / 9783518100288
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