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By Miriam Bratu Hansen

Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno--affiliated via friendship, expert ties, and argument--developed an astute philosophical critique of modernity within which technological media performed a key function. This booklet explores intensive their reflections on cinema and images from the Weimar interval as much as the Nineteen Sixties. Miriam Bratu Hansen brings to existence a magnificent archive of identified and, in terms of Kracauer, much less identified fabrics and divulges excellent views on canonic texts, together with Benjamin's paintings essay. Her lucid research extrapolates from those writings the contours of a thought of cinema and adventure that speaks to questions being posed anew as relocating photograph tradition evolves in keeping with electronic expertise.

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