The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

by David Pearson

  • Vicki 7y

    If this is actually the cover then I love it!
  • Alistair Hall 7y

    Yup, that's the cover alright. It's brilliant eh? That Mr Pearson's a clever chap.
  • Brandt Botes 7y

    damn.
  • richard winchell 7y

    brilliant.
  • d-w- 7y

    I see what you've done there
  • Tri Nguyen 7y

    ha ha ha ha ha. nice!
  • Dylan Fogarty-MacDonald 7y

    so perfect
  • Javier Candeira 7y

    I am getting ten. Better make it one, which I will then run through a fotocopier so I always have a copy to hand for anyone who wants it.
  • Martin Grüner Larsen 7y

    Also: _fantastic_ essay. Some silly bits about movies, but mostly just good writing. Available in full here.
  • caritoenflickr 7y

    The alarming and at the same time hilarious thing is that as we are awed by this abolutely great cover, and photograph it, upload it to Flickr and then comment on it we restore the aura Benjamin said that the work of art loses with technical reproduction... or are we?
  • kylewiebalk 6y

    This brings back lots of memories from college, where I read this essay in half of my film & digital media courses at UCSC.

    BTW, I guess we haven't restored Benjamin's aura, since there were so many reproductions in succession. Or you can call it a postmodern aura, since Benjamin wasn't around for all this Web 2.0 fun...
  • Dan Goorevitch 6y

    What's the difference if it is or isn't "the actual cover?" If it isn't "the actual cover" what else could it be?
  • Elmo Rosa 3y

    Maybe that's the most perfect book cover I've ever seen.
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