Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Benjamin's Recipe for "Withered Aura Soufflé"

THE AURA - From the BBC TV special "How to Build a Medieval Cathedral"

THE WORK OF ART - 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art
by Philip Scott Johnson

THE MASSES - Scenes from the film "Baraka"

MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION - 1947 public service film

THE CAMERA'S EYE - Newly discovered footage of SF Market street, days before the 1906earthquake

AESTHETICIZED POLITICS (FASCISM)- Opening scene of Leni Riefenstahl's film "Olympiad"

POLITICIZED AESTHETICS (COMMUNISM)- Montage of various Soviet propaganda posters

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