This is the fifth installment of "How to write like Walter Benjamin," a series of videos in which you're invited to learn how to write art theory — with some patience and effort on your part you'll be writing in no time at all! We're using the 1935 essay "The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction," as translated by Andy Blunden. The full text is available here: marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/ge/benjamin.htm

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 the blog — monocultured.com/blog/?p=2935

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