Walter Benjamin The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical.
Moreover, one of Benjamin’s most influential writing is titled, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (1936). The primary argument made by Benjamin in The Work of Art essay is the decay of an “aura” (authenticity) of art through reproduction.
A decade ago, we opened Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction in Old City Philadelphia.Borrowing its name from Walter Benjamin’s canonical 1935 essay, the store began as an artists’ collective, rooted in the traditions of American craftsmanship.Founder Steven Grasse developed a line of spirits in that same tradition, using recipes and ingredients drawn from the history of Pennsylvania.
Actuality of Walter Benjamin’s essay in the contemporary world: Benjamin’s description of the development of art in reaction to the new mechanical reproduction techniques can be a useful tool to describe the present era. As Margot Lovejoy sustains, “parallel to the shift towards modernism precipitated by photography is the current shift being propelled by electronic media” (Lovejoy.
Benjamin in his essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” described casting, stamping, woodcuts, movable type, engraving, etching, lithography as the ways of reproducing the art pieces, known for a long time. But only photography accelerated reproduction in detail and with minimal effort. Today with the introduction of digital photography and digital transmission.
In The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Walter Benjamin discusses the changing role and meaning of art throughout history. He states that the mechanical reproduction of art lessens the meaning of the art to those who view it. The very existence of mechanical reproduction o.
A Humument in the age of mechanical reproduction (part v) (This post is a continuation of a series. Italicized lines in this piece are sourced from Walter Benjamin’s essay The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, and each corresponds to the section of the original essay in which it appears.
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit (1936); The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction The basic argument of this essay is that modern art develops as a response to new modes of technological reproduction (lithography, photography and film).