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By Kia Lindroos

Kia Lindroos's learn is a philosophical reconstruction of Walter Benjamin's considering, and it elaborates a cairologic standpoint on political and aesthetic time. As Benjamin's pondering has turn into actualised, in particular within the twentieth fin de siecle, the e-book offers an in depth view of his pondering. Kia Lindroos constructs another interpretation on heritage, time, politics and paintings, approached throughout the second of the Now (Jetztzeit). within the first part, she elaborates the critique of chronologic-linear means of figuring out historical past. via an in depth studying of Benjamin's "Work of artwork" essay, the second one part examines the issues of origins, authenticity and traditions of paintings throughout the principles of inventive avant-garde and politicization of aesthetics. the top of the ebook discusses the concept that of picture and the recent pictures as an Image-space (Bildraum) of motion. The historic examples of the interwar political and creative scenes, in addition to the research of Chris Marker's brief movie "La Jete", illustrate the guidelines built through the booklet, and exhibit the pictures of time by means of establishing the person adventure in the direction of extra collective temporal stories, similar to dying, dreaming and reminiscence.

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