The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Paperback

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Paperback

Part of the Penguin Great Ideas series


One of the most important works of cultural theory ever written, Walter Benjamin's groundbreaking essay explores how the age of mass media means audiences can listen to or see a work of art repeatedly - and what the troubling social and political implications of this are.

Throughout history, some books have changed the world.

They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other.

They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution.

They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted.

They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages, No illustrations
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theory of art
  • ISBN: 9780141036199



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Walter Benjamin   |  View all

Also in the Penguin Great Ideas series   |  View all