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Walter Benjamin and Art
     

Walter Benjamin and Art

by Andrew Benjamin
 

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Walter Benjamin's most famous and influential essay remains The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Walter Benjamin and the Work of Art is the first book to provide a broad and dedicated analysis of this canonical work and its effect upon core contemporary concerns in the visual arts, aesthetics and the history of philosophy.

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Walter Benjamin's most famous and influential essay remains The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Walter Benjamin and the Work of Art is the first book to provide a broad and dedicated analysis of this canonical work and its effect upon core contemporary concerns in the visual arts, aesthetics and the history of philosophy.

The book is structured around three distinct areas: the extension of Benjamin's work; the question of historical connection; the importance of the essay in the development of criticism of both the visual arts and literature. Contributors to the volume include major Benjamin commentators, whose work has very much defined the reception of the essay, and leading philosophers, historians and aesthetician, whose approaches open up new areas of interest and relevance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826467300
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/18/2005
Series:
Walter Benjamin Studies Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Benjamin is Professor of Critical Theory and Philosophical Aesthetics at Monash University, Australia. His previous publications include: Writing Art and Architecture(Re:press, 2010) Of Jews and Animals (Edinburgh University Press, 2010), Style and Time: Essays on the Politics of Appearance (Northwestern UP, 2006), Disclosing Spaces: On Painting (Clinamen Press, 2004), Philosophy's Literature (Clinamen Press, 2001) and Present Hope: Philosophy, Aesthetics, Judaism (Routledge, 1997). He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2005.

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