of its authenticity.32 For Benjamin this authenticity cannot fully be captured in the reproduction. Technological reproduction was something new, wood-cut being one of the earliest technique used in the reproduction of art, contested later in the nineteenth century by lithography. He cleansed this atmosphere indeed, he dispelled it altogether: he initiated the emancipation of object from aura, which was the most signal achievement of the latest school of photography.20 That is, Atget was the first photographer to use photography in such a way that he was. However, in The Work of Art it seems that Benjamin binds together technical progress and artistic progress. His predictions of this impact state two points Firstly, the art will lose its uniqueness and value under the influence of mass production.
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A decade later, the invention of photography competed well in meeting such demands of society. Instead, by understanding the progression of Benjamins thought and the critiques made herein, this paper has sought to show both the positive and negative aspects of his conceptions and understandings of aura and art such that new, more fully articulated, formulations will become possible. In his essay, a Short History of, photography (1931 Walter Benjamin did not seek to chronicle the development of photography ; rather, he contemplated the, walter Benjamin was concerned with photography its invention and its history essay, «The Work of Art in the Era. Hannah Arendt (New York: Schocken Books 1968/2007). Benjamins theory of art can be separated into three different periods.