Walter Benjamin and Art

(Book - 2006)
Walter Benjamin and Art

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McMillan Palgrave
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.

Statement of Responsibility: edited by Andrew Benjamin
Title: Walter Benjamin and art
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2006, c2005
Characteristics: vii, 300 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [248]-287) and index
Contents: Reception in distractions / Howard Eiland
The timing of elective affinity: Walter Benjamin's strong aesthetics / Joanna Hodge
Materialist mutations of the Bilderverbot / Rebecca Comay
Is there an answer to the aestheticizing of the political? / Peter Fenves
Benjamin or Heidegger: aesthetics and politics in an age of technology / Beatrice Hanssen
The work of art in the age of ontological speculation: Walter Benjamin revisited / Arne Melberg
The mimetic bond: Benjamin and the question of technology / Fabrizio Desideri
Aura, still / Robert Kaufman
Walter Benjamin and the tectonic unconscious / Detlef Mertins
Aura, face, photography: re-reading Benjamin today / Diarmuid Costello
Benjamin on art and reproducibility: the case of music / Rajeev S. Patke
The work of art in the age of its electronic mutability / Krzysztof Ziarek
Rehearsing revolution and life: the embodiment of Benjamin's artwork essay at the end of the age of mechanical reproduction / Saul Ostrow
Subject Headings: Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940. Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940 Aesthetics Art and society
Topical Term: Art and society
Additional Contributors: Benjamin, Andrew E.
LCCN: 2004056178
ISBN: 082646730X
Branch Call Number: 838 Benjamin W
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