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Benjamin’s Blind Spot: Walter Benjamin and the Premature Death of Aura & ICI Field Notes 5: The Manual of Lost Ideas

Institute of Cultural Inquiry
Artists' Books
19 × 23 × 1 cm

The writings collected in this compilation, edited by Lise Patt with Martin Gantman, use Walter Benjamin’s landmark 1937 essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” as a springboard to apply Benjamin’s insights to a diverse selection of topics. Presented in the book’s margins are extensive excerpts from The Manual of Lost Ideas, a collection of images and related documents that arrived at the ICI as an anonymous bequest. Available in a trade or a commemorative edition that includes a sheet of 9 four-color stamps of images from the book. These stamps are designed to be glued on designated pages as miniature color plates.

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