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The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Paperback – September 23, 2010
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But remember, Benjamin was a socialist. His writing is in the public domain and available free of charge here (regardless of what country you're in):
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There is much in the essay I did not understand. Benjamin is an artist of complex metaphors and each of his sentences is difficult to decipher. He is the critic as creator and each sentence of his begs for rereading and reinterpretation. As Camus said of one of Benjamin's favorite subjects Kafka he must be read and reread to be truly understood. And then read again and still not be completely understood.
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A short read packed with many thought-provoking ideas. Glad that I read it after hearing it mentioned by John Hodgeman on the Marc Maron podcast.Published 17 months ago by Z. Emig
I bought this book for a gift to my art teacher and he was very happy. My brother who is working on his PHD recommended me this book. Lots of art philosophy .Published on January 13, 2014 by becreative26
This is a timeless work. Extends thinking and understanding about the role of art and printed pictures, through to cinema. Read morePublished on June 30, 2013 by Gabrielle Simpson