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Contents A Note on the Texts Editors' Introduction I. The Production, Reproduction, and Reception of the Work of Art 1. The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility: Second Version 2. Theory of Distraction 3. To the Planetarium 4. Garlanded Entrance 5. The Rigorous Study of Art 6. Imperial Panorama 7. The Telephone 8. The Author as Producer 9. Paris, the Capital of the Nineteenth Century 10. Eduard Fuchs, Collector and Historian 11. Review of Sternberger's Panorama II. Script, Image, Script-Image 12. Attested Auditor of Books 13. This Space for Rent 14. The Antinomies of Allegorical Exegesis 15. The Ruin 16. Dismemberment of Language 17. Graphology Old and New III. Painting and Graphics 18. Painting and the Graphic Arts 19. On Painting, or Sign and Mark 20. A Glimpse into the World of Children's Books 21. Dream Kitsch 22. Moonlit Nights on the Rue La Boetie 23. Chambermaids' Romances of the Past Century 24. Antoine Wiertz: Thoughts and Visions of a Severed Head 25. Some Remarks on Folk Art 26. Chinese Paintings at the Bibliotheque Nationale IV. Photography 27. News about Flowers 28. Little History of Photography 29. Letter from Paris (2): Painting and Photography 30. Review of Freund's Photographie en France au dix-neuvieme siecle V. Film 31. On the Present Situation of Russian Film 32. Reply to Oscar A. H. Schmitz 33. Chaplin 34. Chaplin in Retrospect 35. Mickey Mouse 36. The Formula in Which the Dialectical Structure of Film Finds Expression VI. The Publishing Industry and Radio 37. Journalism 38. A Critique of the Publishing Industry 39. The Newspaper 40. Karl Kraus 41. Reflections on Radio 42. Theater and Radio 43. Conversation with Ernst Schoen 44. Two Types of Popularity: Fundamental Reflections on a Radio Play 45. On the Minute Index Illustrations Paul Klee, Abstract Watercolor Max Ernst, frontispiece to Paul Eluard, Repetitions Walter Benjamin, "A Glimpse into the World of Children's Books," page from Die literarische Welt Walter Benjamin, "Chambermaids' Romances of the Past Century," page from Das illustrierte Blatt Antoine Joseph Wiertz, Thoughts and Visions of a Severed Head Wang Yuanqi, Landscape in the Styles of Ni Zan and Huang Gongwang Illustration from Aesop's Fables, second edition Moral sayings from the book by Jesus Sirach Illustration from Johann Peter Lyser, The Book of Tales for Daughters and Sons of the Educated Classes Cover of The Magical Red Umbrella Illustration from Adelmar von Perlstein Illustration depicting the Princess of Vengeance Illustration from O. G. Derwicz, Antonetta Czerna Illustration depicting the notorious Black Knight David Octavius Hill, Newhaven Fishwife (photo) Karl Dauthendey, Karl Dauthendey with His Fiancee (photo) Anonymous, The Philosopher Schelling (photo) David Octavius Hill, Robert Bryson (photo) August Sander, Pastry Cook (photo) August Sander, Parliamentary Representative (photo) Germaine Krull, Display Window (photo) Germaine Krull, Storefront (photo)
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Art and society.
Photography of art.
Mass media -- Philosophy.
Arts, Modern -- 20th century -- Philosophy.
Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940 -- Knowledge -- Mass media.
Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940 -- Translations into English.