Walter benjamin - the work of art in the age of mechanical reproductionsummaryworks of art have always been reproducible, through imitation mechanical reproduction. The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction despite its relative brevity, walter benjamin ’s essay “the work of art in the age of mechanical. Benjamin finishes the essay with an analysis of the way in which fascism uses the film medium for its own purposes, and the ways in which the film medium lends itself to such use benjamin argues that under capitalism, the mechanical reproduction of reality onto film not only fails to be progressive, but it is dangerous.
Benjamin, walter the work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction trans harry zohn illuminations 1955 ed hannah arendt reprint ed new york: schocken books, 1986 217–52 by laura thain in this seminal essay, originally published in french in 1936, benjamin outlines shifts in the way art produces meaning after the advent of the. Essays and criticism on walter benjamin's the work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction - analysis.
In the third of his eight-part series on critical theorist walter benjamin, andrew robinson examines benjamin's famous thesis that mechanical reproduction has transformed the arts, and explores what a 'political art' might look like. Full text of benjamin's epoch-making work walter benjamin mechanical reproduction of art changes the reaction of the masses toward art.
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Among benjamin's best known works are the essays the task of the translator (1923), the work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction (1936), and theses on the philosophy of history (1940) his major work as a literary critic included essays on baudelaire, goethe, kafka, kraus, leskov, proust, walser, and translation theory.