The Arcades Project Themes

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Technology

Technology is one of the themes presented in this work. There has always been a relationship between technology and culture. Walter Benjamin the courtesy of showing readers how the two are connected with respect to French and European society. He does not go into every aspect of technology. This is mainly because he is taking the larger view; details must be carefully chosen to select to use towards the common whole. He attests to the power of manufacturing technologies. The importance of these should not be underrated simply because they have not been presented in detail. The rest of this discussion of themes is dedicated to those details that the author has delved into.

Metals technology and mining are one of the primary ones Walter Benjamin mentions. The men of industry are often too busy or not of the disposition to write the kinds of book that Benjamin...

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