Art and Mechanical Reproduction
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Level: Graduate
Division: The New School for Social Research
Department: Philosophy
Course Number: GPHI 6699
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
Topics:
  • Social Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Liberal Arts
Description:
What happens to art in an age in which mechanical reproduction becomes the normal way in which it is made and appreciated? This seminar investigates the extent to which technological developments have led to shifts in our very notion of art, through an in-depth exploration of two case studies: (i) the emergence of photography and its effect on visual art and (ii) the emergence of recording and its effect on music. Authors covered will include Walter Benjamin, André Bazin, Stanley Cavell, Michael Fried, E. H. Gombrich, Nelson Goodman, Theodor Adorno, Glenn Gould, and Theodore Gracyk.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
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Not open to Undergraduate students.