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Making = Taking

Terence Hawkes, 31 July 1997

The Culture of the Copy: Striking Likenesses, Unreasonable Facsimiles 
by Hillel Schwartz.
Zone, 565 pp., £22.50, January 1997, 0 942299 35 3
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... the Allied air forces did not respond by dropping dummy bombs on them, although the energy of Hillel Schwartz’s argument almost persuades you that they might have done. We belong, his thesis runs, to a ‘culture of the copy’ in which an overt admiration for originality, authenticity, the unique, the one-off finds itself systematically undermined ...

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