From the reading I thought that the following facts/ tidbits are worthwhile taking note of.
In politics, nostalgia promises the return of a reality that was itself an abstract ideal. Politicians rap themselves in the mantle of this nostalgia
In art, nostalgia is everywhere
Baudrillard tells us that everything is entitled to a second life as nostalgic referential
But the amazing growth of our techniques, the adaptability and precision they have attained, the ideas and habits they are creating, make it a certainty that profound changes are impending in the ancient craft of the Beautiful
dialect of the proletariat, possible weapon/
However, within the phenomenon, which we are here examining from the perspective of world history, print is merely a special, though particularly important, case. During the Middle Ages engraving and etching were added to the woodcut; at the beginning of the nineteenth century lithography made its appearance. With lithography the technique of reproduction reached an essentially new stage
This includes the changes, which it may have suffered in physical condition over the years, as well as the various changes in its ownership. The traces of the first can be revealed only by chemical or physical analyses, which it is impossible to perform on a reproduction; changes of ownership are subject to a tradition, which must be traced from the situation of the original.
The presence of the original is the prerequisite to the concept of authenticity.
over you, you experience the aura of those mountains, of that branch. This image makes it easy to comprehend the social bases of the contemporary decay of the aura