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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 147–175.
Published: 01 August 2021
... by film’s representational base and its inability to achieve a neutral standpoint through the use of montage, which arranges the material without dominating it. Copyright © 2021 by New German Critique, Inc. 2021 Theodor W. Adorno film aesthetic heteronomy semblance mechanical reproduction...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 15–30.
Published: 01 February 2006
... as MM. 8. Walter Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” in Illuminations: Essays and Reflections, ed. Hannah Arendt, trans. Harry Zohn (New York: Schocken, 1969), (hereafter cited as “Work Theodor W. Adorno, Kierkegaard: Construction of the Aesthetic, ed. and trans...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 151–170.
Published: 01 November 2006
...: “Whoever has worked for the movies, must be excluded from the actorsʼ guild.”5 Contrasting theater and fi lm, Duenschmann criticized cinemaʼs “fateful factor of mechanical . . . reproduction,” which he considered as “all but pernicious for the actor.”6 In strangely nationalist and highly dramatic...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 1–25.
Published: 01 August 2019
... observation eye by billions of users. At least two major twentieth-century theorists, Walter Benjamin and John Maynard Keynes, described the emerging prevalence of second-order observation. In his well-known essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” (1936), Benjamin reflected...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 109–117.
Published: 01 November 2023
... . 27. Benjamin, “Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” 237 . 28. See Krauss, Optical Unconscious . 29. Benjamin, “Excavation and Memory,” 576 . 30. Russell, Archiveology , 5 . 31. bi’bak, https://bi-bak.de (accessed September 29, 2022). 32...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 17–20.
Published: 01 August 2014
... that the “picture” of the times is always in movement rather than in stasis. These pressures, of course, are at the heart of Miriam’s account of the three versions of “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.” There is an exhilaration and excitement in the ideas and images that Benjamin...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 119–131.
Published: 01 November 2023
... , and Rentschler Eric . Special issue, New German Critique , no. 122 ( 2014 ): 1 – 2 . Benjamin Walter . “ The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction .” In Illuminations , edited by Arendt Hannah , translated by Zohn Harry , 217 – 52 . New York : Schocken , 2007...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (1 (100)): 165–187.
Published: 01 February 2007
... potentialities of mechan- ical reproduction lie in its expunging such “Ersatz aura” in a cheerful act of revolutionary violence, which, according to Eagleton, “will blast out of his- tory the apocalyptic empty space within which the new may germinate” (WB, 31). The personifi cation of this purifying...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 159–169.
Published: 01 August 2014
... forms of spectatorship give the viewer a greater leeway, for better or worse, in interacting with the film, a greater awareness of exhibition and cultural intertexts.11 Drawing on Benjamin’s stubbornly utopian reading of the implications of the modern arts of mechanical reproduction...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 180–207.
Published: 01 August 2010
... on communication theory was originally published in 1996. 9. See Florian Rötzer et al., Kunstforum International 117 (1992): 68–111. Sjoukje van der Meulen 185 technischen Reproduzierbarkeit” (“The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” 1936) three years...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 169–197.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of technologies of mechanical reproduction on the visual culture of Weimar Germany, as a flood of images from photography and film upended conventional models of cultural literacy after the media boom of the early 1920s. Within this context, film has attracted far greater attention than photography...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 111–124.
Published: 01 August 2014
.... For Balázs, it is the invention of a form of mechanical reproduction, the print- ing press, generating another layer of mediation between human beings and the soul. Nevertheless, it is the cinema, another machine of mechanical reproduc- tion, that promises to return the face to man. The cinema has...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 17–34.
Published: 01 November 2011
... most influential essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.”6 Prior to mechanical reproducibility, the unique work of art possesses authenticity and aura. The authenticity of an object is “the quintessence of all that is transmissible in it from its origin on, ranging from...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 207–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and Terror In this way, the paintings anticipate mass reception, thus moving toward a reproducibility that brings the image into the viewers’ context. In “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” Walter Benjamin reveals the consequences for twentieth-century art and politics...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 119–147.
Published: 01 February 2009
...- sion expanded by seven pages, was published in slightly altered form in French in the Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung in May 1936. This version includes the more accurate phrase technical reproduc- ibility rather than mechanical reproduction and contains a more complete version of Benjamin’s...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 125–144.
Published: 01 August 2014
... presence, according to Lukács, is comparable with Benjamin’s notion of aura, which is based on an immediate, interactive relationship between perceiver and per- ceived. Like Lukács, Benjamin links the decline of the aura directly to mechanical reproduction, which positions an apparatus between...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (1 (100)): 141–163.
Published: 01 February 2007
.... The production of culture under mechanization and industrialization brings about repression through the incessant reproduction of culture as a com- modity that effaces the differences between cultural products. Horkheimer and Adorno state: “The mechanical reproduction of beauty—which admittedly, is made...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 111–135.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the state’s repressive apparatus. Here the threat is not to labor productivity, as in the case of the itinerant groups who became policed as “Gypsies,” but to reproductivity. Anita unsettles the status quo because she confounds the mechanisms by which reproduction is con- trolled and contained...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 59–89.
Published: 01 February 2016
... David . 1992 . “Der ungleichzeitige Modernist: Béla Balázs in Berlin.” In Filmkultur zur Zeit der Weimarer Republik , edited by Jung Uli Schatzberg Walter , 26 – 37 . Munich : Saur . Benjamin Walter . 1968 . “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 133–183.
Published: 01 August 2009
... as a medium of class struggle: acknowledging that many artists are frightened by the rise of photography, by its “technical eye” (tekhnicheskii glaz) and “mechan- ical reproduction,” Heartfi eld urges the proletarian artist to come to terms with this technological development in order to take advantage...