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The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Walter Benjamin
Penguin Random House
11 × 18 cm
128 pp
Arts Writing, Criticism, Theory

One of the most important works of cultural theory ever written, Walter Benjamin’s groundbreaking essay explores how the age of mass media means audiences can listen to or see a work of art repeatedly – and what the troubling social and political implications of this are.

Republished in the Penguin Great Ideas Series.

Softcover, b/w.

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