The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction, key text by Walter Benjamin, is presented focusing on the elaboration of those fundamental categories of aesthetics, criticism and cultural sociology.
Andrea Pinotti is Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Milan and has been directeur at the Collège international de philosophie in Paris. He is mainly interested in the German thought of 19th and 20th centuries, particularly the theories of image and the relationship between aesthetics, art theory and art history. Among his books: Piccola storia della lontananza. Walter Benjamin storico della percezione (Milano 1999); Quadro e tipo. L’estetico in Burckhardt (Milano 2004); Empatia. Storia di un’idea da Platone al postumano (Milano 2011); Cultura visuale. Immagini, sguardi, media, dispositivi (with A. Somaini, Milano 2016).