#ReadingList – Walter Benjamin

Now you can read online: The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin

In principle a work of art has always been reproducible. Man-made artifacts could always be imitated by men. Replicas were made by pupils in practice of their craft, by masters for diffusing their works, and, finally, by third parties in the pursuit of gain. Mechanical reproduction of a work of art, however, represents something new.


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