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- DescriptionSince its publication in 1936, Walter Benjamin's Artwork essay has become a canical text about the status and place of the fine arts in modern mass culture. Benjamin was especially concerned with the ability of new techlogies-tably film, sound recording, and photography-to reproduce works of art in great number. Benjamin could t have foreseen the explosion of imagery and media that has occurred during the past fifty years. Does Benjamin's famous essay still speak to this new situation? That is the question posed by the editors of this book to a wide range of leading scholars and thinkers across a spectrum of disciplines in the humanities. The essays gathered here do t hazard a univocal reply to that question; rather they offer a rich, wide-ranging critique of Benjamin's position that refracts and reflects contemporary thinking about the ethical, political, and aesthetic implications of life in the digital age.
- Author BiographyHans Ulrich Gumbrecht is Albert Guerard Professor of Literature and Professor in the Departments of French and Italian, Comparative Literature, Modern Thought and Literature, and Spanish and Portuguese at Stanford University. Michael Marrinan is Associate Professor of Art History at Stanford University.
- PublisherStanford University Press
- Date of Publication25/07/2003
- SubjectThe Arts: General & Reference
- Series TitleWriting Science
- Place of PublicationPalo Alto
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStanford University Press
- Weight612 g
- Width3895 mm
- Height5830 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byHans Ulrich Gumbrecht,Michael Marrinan
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