Walter Benjamin

Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

1935 (Written)

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Author
Walter Benjamin
Date
1935 Written
1936 First published
Publication Location Frankfurt am Main
Genre
Language German
Notes Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit (English: The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction), by Walter Benjamin, is an essay of cultural criticism which proposes that the aura of a work of art is devalued by mechanical reproduction.
It was first published in excerpts as "L’œuvre d’art à l’époque de sa reproduction mécanisée" in: Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung, Vol. 5, 1936. The final German version first appeared in Volume I of Benjamin's "Schriften" (Suhrkamp 1955).

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