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In praise of copying

Author: Marcus Boon
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is devoted to a deceptively simple but original argument: that copying is an essential part of being human, that the ability to copy is worthy of celebration, and that, without recognizing how integral copying is to being human, we cannot understand ourselves or the world we live in.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Boon
ISBN: 9780674047839 0674047834
OCLC Number: 526809229
Description: 285 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: What is a copy? --
Copia, or, The abundant style --
Copying as transformation --
Copying as deception --
Montage --
The mass production of copies --
Copying as appropriation.
Responsibility: Marcus Boon.

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