The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

by Walter Benjamin
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The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

The primary thesis of Benjamin's "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" is that mechanical reproduction has rendered art useless to fascism. Benjamin explicitly claims that...

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The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

For Benjamin, art no longer has the aura it once had. Due largely to the increased secularization of society, the work of art is no longer thought of as a manifestation of spiritual values, as...

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