The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

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    by David Pearson

    hello.vickibrown, von_brandis, and 93 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. hello.vickibrown 82 months ago | reply

      If this is actually the cover then I love it!

    2. alistairh 82 months ago | reply

      Yup, that's the cover alright. It's brilliant eh? That Mr Pearson's a clever chap.

    3. d-w- [deleted] 82 months ago | reply

      I see what you've done there

    4. Tri Monster 82 months ago | reply

      ha ha ha ha ha. nice!

    5. Dylanfm 82 months ago | reply

      so perfect

    6. kandinski 82 months ago | reply

      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.

    7. MGL 82 months ago | reply

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

    8. caritoenflickr 82 months ago | reply

      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?

    9. kylewiebalk 76 months ago | reply

      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...

    10. Dan Goorevitch 70 months ago | reply

      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?

    11. Elmo Rosa 39 months ago | reply

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

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