The culture of the copy: striking likenesses, unreasonable facsimiles

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Zone Books, Aug 28, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 565 pages
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The Culture of the Copy is an unprecedented attempt to make sense of our Western fascination with replicas, duplicates, and twins. Through intriguing historical analysis and case studies in contemporary culture, Hillel Schwartz investigates most varieties of simulacra, while working through a range of modernist, feminist, and postmodern theories about copies and mechanical reproduction. This work is a stunning, innovative blend of microsociology, cultural history, and philosophical reflection that will fascinate anyone concerned with problems of authenticity, identity, and originality.

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Review: The Culture of the Copy: Striking Likenesses, Unreasonable Facsimiles

User Review  - Mira - Goodreads

This book is something that informed a lot of my theoretical writing at uni but it is a really visual book as well, even though there are no pictures it conjures things and tells stories about the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

I first read Schwartz's odd but very engaging book for an art history course and have returned to it often since. It's lengthy and ranging in its foci yet the uniting theme is the idea of a "copy ... Read full review

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VII
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Once More with Feeling
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and toward a faith in reenactment and replication as means
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