Walter Benjamin has altered the state of History

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History

 

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May 14, 2014

 

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He appreciated the huge influence of media on the masses, and its power to bring culture to the people, he believed art and literature would no longer be an interest solely for the bourgeoisie elite, but an interest for the masses through new technological advances. He also recognized the power of the image, especially in cinema, in interpreting the past and he foresaw that this would provide a wider, complete view of the past...
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He also recognized the power of the image, especially in cinema, in interpreting the past and he foresaw that this would provide a wider, complete view of the past. Benjamin also put forward a more dynamic view of history in ?The Arcades Project' in opposition to linear progressivism, with his interpretation of history as a "constellation"...
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