The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Author: Walter Benjamin

Translator: J.A. Underwood

  • Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Published: 07 Aug 2008
  • Series: Penguin Great Ideas
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Synopsis

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.

Product details

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780141036199
  • Size: 111 x 181mm
  • Pages: 128
  • Published: 07 Aug 2008
  • Publisher: Penguin
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