The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin
More than eighty years after the first draft of Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit by Walter Benjamin, the reflections and discussions on the theme of the original, the copy, and reproduction are so relevant today that it is difficult not to recognize the primacy of the German intellectual for having effectively posed some terms of the question. It should be said immediately, however, that the famous essay on The Work of Art did not have a linear and definitive drafting. There are, in fact, five versions of the text, four in German and one, coeval, published in French, albeit with cuts and revisions not approved by the author [...]
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