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Introduction

Paul Crowther

in Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism

Published in print February 1996 | ISBN: 9780198236238
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597268 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198236239.003.0001
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Analyses the relation between experience and techniques of mechanical reproduction through a critical discussion of ideas from Walter Benjamin. Argues that postmodern sensibility is one that is oriented towards shock and novelty. These experiences are linked to the realm of the sublime and art, respectively.

Keywords: art; Benjamin; mechanical reproduction; novelty; shock; the sublime

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Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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