marți, 3 noiembrie 2009

Walter Benjamin

"'The concept of aura which was proposed above with reference to historical objects may usefully be illustrated with reference to the aura of natural ones. We define the aura of the latter as the unique phenomenon of a distance, however close it may be. If while resting on a summer afternoon, you follow with your eyes a mountain range on the horizon or a branch which casts its shadow over you, you experience the aura of those mountains, of that branch."

Walter Benjamin, Schriften, eds. Th. W. Adorno and G. Adorno Frankfurt a.M. 1955, vol.1, pp.372


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