Iconography in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction


  • Paul Taylor University of London




Benjamin, Casablanca, Iconography, Mechanical reproduction


Benjamin's era of mechanical reproduction may not have diminished the aura of art works as he thought, but it has had an impact on the structure of iconography. Now that images can be reproduced so easily by mechanical means, iconographies no longer need to be reinvented over and again by artists. At the same time, the sheer size and diversity of iconographic output means that fewer visual themes are held in common by viewers of images.


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Biografia do Autor

Paul Taylor, University of London

Paul Taylor (PhD) é curador da Coleção de Fotografia do Warburg Institute, University of London. É o autor de Dutch Flower Painting, 1600-1720 e Condition: the Aging of Art, bem como de numerosos artigos sobre teoria e iconografia da arte moderna. Atualmente está escrevendo um livro chamado How Images Mean.


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TAYLOR, P. Iconography in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. ARJ – Art Research Journal: Revista de Pesquisa em Artes, [S. l.], v. 9, n. 1, 2022. DOI: 10.36025/arj.v9i1.29648. Disponível em: https://periodicos.ufrn.br/artresearchjournal/article/view/29648. Acesso em: 30 set. 2023.



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