The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction, part 5

Welcome to the fifth installment of How to write like Walter Benjamin, a series of videos which encourages you to learn how to write art theory. With just a minimum effort you will be writing art theory in no time! We’re using the 1935 essay “The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction,” as translated by Andy Blunden. Here’s a link:

The run-time of this part is 40 minutes, and we cover all of chapter three. So sit down, grab a pen and paper, and follow along! As usual, if you have any questions, feel free to post them here or over at Vimeo. In case you’ve missed the previous episodes, please check those out before starting on this one.