The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction - Great Ideas

Paperback (07 Aug 2008) | English

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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.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141036199
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 834.912
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 4388
Weight: 82g
Height: 180mm
Width: 112mm
Spine width: 8mm