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Das Kunstwerk Im Zeitalter Seiner Technischen Reproduzierbarkeit : Walter Benjamin :

Benjamin reviews the development of the means of the mechanical reproduction of art—an artist manually copying the work of a master artist; the industrial arts of the foundry and the stamp mill in Ancient Greece; woodcut relief-printingetchingengravinglithographyand photography —to establish that artistic reproduction is not a modern human activity, and that the modern means of artistic reproduction permit greater accuracy throughout the process of mass production.

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Views View Edit History. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Political Philosophy of the Frankfurt School. Despite the socio-cultural effects of reproduction-art upon the original work of art, Benjamin said that “the uniqueness of a work of art is inseparable from its being embedded in the fabric of tradition”, which separates the original work of art from the reproduction.

In the late 20th century, in the television program Ways of SeeingJohn Berger drew from the themes of Walter Benjamin’s essay, and explained the contemporary representations of social-class and racial-caste in the production of art.

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The Preface presents Marxist analyses of the construction of society and of the place of art in a capitalist society; and explains the socio-economic conditions to extrapolate future developments of capitalism, which, ultimately, result in the exploitation of the proletariat, and produce the social conditions that would abolish capitalism.

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This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat The subject and themes of the essay have much influenced the fields of art history and architectural theoryand of cultural studies and um theory.

This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less. This image zzeitalter not be in the public domain in these countries, which moreover do not implement the rule of the shorter term. We must expect great innovations to transform the entire technique of the arts, thereby affecting artistic invention itself and perhaps even bringing about an amazing change in our very notion of art.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Benjamin discusses the concept of authenticityof being in accordance with fact, noting that “even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: That the modern means of artistic production and of artistic reproduction have destroyed zeitlater aesthetic, cultural, and political authority of art: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Benjamin’s concept of the aura of a work of art derived from the work of Kunstwwrk Klages.

Das Kunstwerk Im Zeitalter Seiner Technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

AdornoMax Horkheimerand Herbert Marcuse. The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction much influenced the intellectualism of the Frankfurt Schoolespecially the aesthetic and political analyses of Theodor W. The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere.


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You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States. Retrieved from ” https: Its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place where it happens to be. Note that a few countries have copyright terms longer than 70 years: But the amazing growth of our techniques, the adaptability and precision they have attained, the ideas and habits they are creating, make it a certainty reproduzierbaarkeit profound changes are impending in the ancient craft of the Beautiful.

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Penguin Books, London,pp. Our fine arts were developed, their types and uses were established, in times very different from the present, by men whose power of action upon things was insignificant in comparison with ours. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical ReproductionDas Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeitby Walter Benjaminis an essay of cultural criticism which proposes that the aura of a work of art is devalued by mechanical reproduction.

Cornell University Press, New York, For the last twenty years neither matter nor space nor time has been what it was from time immemorial. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.