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For the last twenty years neither matter nor space nor time has been what it was from time immemorial. That the social value of a work of art changes as society change their value systems, which accounts for the changes in artistic style and in the cultural taste of the public; “the manner in which human sense-perception is organized, the [artistic] medium in which it is accomplished, is determined not only by Nature, but by historical circumstances as well.

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.

Benjamin for ArchitectsRoutledge, London, The subject and themes of the essay have much reproduzierbarkeig the fields of art history and architectural theoryand of cultural studies and media theory. This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat The Political Philosophy of the Frankfurt School. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat 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.

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Part of a series on the. In all the reproeuzierbarkeit there is a physical component which can no longer be considered or treated as it used to be, which cannot remain unaffected by our modern knowledge and power.

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Retrieved from ” https: 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: The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical ReproductionDas Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeitby Walter Benjaminis an technischhen of cultural criticism which proposes that the aura of a work of art is devalued by mechanical reproduction.

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Das Kunstwerk Im Zeitalter Seiner Technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

Views View Edit History. 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. Its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place where it happens to be.


Benjamin’s concept of the aura of a work of art derived from the work of Ludwig Klages. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Western MarxismLondon: 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.

The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere.

All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from June Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with German-language external links. AdornoMax Horkheimerand Herbert Marcuse. We must expect great innovations to transform the entire technique of the arts, thereby affecting artistic invention itself kunetwerk perhaps even bringing about an amazing change in our very notion of art.

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.

That the modern means of artistic production and of artistic reproduction have destroyed the aesthetic, cultural, and political authority of art: 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 reproduziierbarkeit of social-class and racial-caste in the production of art.

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