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Walter Benjamin : The Colour of Experience - Howard Caygill

Walter Benjamin

The Colour of Experience

Paperback Published: 18th December 1997
ISBN: 9780415089593
Number Of Pages: 184

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In this major reinterpretation, Howard Caygill argues that all of Benjamin's work is characterized by its focus on a concept of experience derived from Kant but applied by Benjamin to objects as diverse as urban experience, visual art, literature and philosophy. The book analyzes the development of Benjamin's concept of experience in his early writings showing that it emerges from an engagement with visual experience, and in particular the experience of colour.
By representing Benjamin as primarily a thinker of the visual field, Caygill is able to bring forward previously neglected texts on inscription and the visual field and to cast many of his more familiar texts, for instance the "Work of Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction" in a new light.

Quotep. vi
Preface and Acknowledgementsp. ix
References and Abbreviationsp. x
Introductionp. xi
The Programme of the Coming Philosophyp. 1
Speculative Critiquep. 34
The Work of Artp. 80
The Experience of the Cityp. 118
the Colour of Experiencep. 149
Notesp. 153
Bibliographyp. 160
Indexp. 163
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ISBN: 9780415089593
ISBN-10: 041508959X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 18th December 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1