Cinema and Experience: Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)

Cinema and Experience: Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)


Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno—affiliated via friendship, specialist ties, and argument—developed an astute philosophical critique of modernity during which technological media performed a key position. This publication explores extensive their reflections on cinema and images from the Weimar interval as much as the Sixties. Miriam Bratu Hansen brings to existence a powerful archive of identified and, relating to Kracauer, much less identified fabrics and divulges miraculous views on canonic texts, together with Benjamin’s art essay. Her lucid research extrapolates from those writings the contours of a idea of cinema and adventure that speaks to questions being posed anew as relocating picture tradition evolves based on electronic technology.

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