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The Artist’s Book in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Walter Benjamin and the Artist’s Book

The Frick Art Reference Library, New York, NY 10021, USA
Arts 2019, 8(4), 138; https://doi.org/10.3390/arts8040138
Received: 11 September 2019 / Revised: 15 October 2019 / Accepted: 18 October 2019 / Published: 21 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Artists’ Books: Concept, Place, and a Quiet Revolution)
Walter Benjamin, who was familiar with the pre-Second World War avant-garde, argued that mechanization threatens the aura of art objects. The digital revolution has been seen as reconfirming Benjamin’s thesis, but the digital can be seen to reaffirm the value of the actual, physical artist’s book, and moreover, artists have exploited the digital—as technologies and subject matter—to make artists’ books. View Full-Text
Keywords: avant-garde; mechanization; aura; artists’ books avant-garde; mechanization; aura; artists’ books
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Bury, S. The Artist’s Book in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Walter Benjamin and the Artist’s Book. Arts 2019, 8, 138.

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