The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (Q1169425)

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1935 essay by Walter Benjamin; proposes that mechanical reproduction devalues the aura of an artwork, that—in the age of mechanical reproduction and traditional ritualistic value’s absence—art production would be inherently based on political praxis
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The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
1935 essay by Walter Benjamin; proposes that mechanical reproduction devalues the aura of an artwork, that—in the age of mechanical reproduction and traditional ritualistic value’s absence—art production would be inherently based on political praxis

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    Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit (German)
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    Das Kunstwerk ist grundsätzlich immer reproduzierbar gewesen. (German)
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    Das Publikum ist ein Examinator, doch ein zerstreuter. (German)
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