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German term or phrase:meister name
English translation:check the spelling
Entered by: Martin Schneekloth
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07:18 Aug 31, 2001
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Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: meister name
It's in the title of a book by Walter Benjamin, "Fetischismus der Meistername"
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check the spelling
Explanation:
without context it appeasrs that there might be a spelling error in your term. I have never heard of Meistername and I am a native German speaker.
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Martin Schneekloth
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http://dochost.rz.hu-berlin.de/dissertationen/roemer-stefan-1998-07-09/HTML/roemer-ch2.html

You can do a search for "Meistername" on this page. When reading this I understood all of a sudden: in the artworld there is a preference for big artist's names. So, "meistername" would be "artist's name". Often, theorists and philosophers come up with new words, so that would account for why you never heard of it. Thanks anyway!

»Der Fetisch des Kunstmarktes ist der Meistername«, wie Benjamin schreibt.
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nasignature of master craftsman
xxxlone
naKuenstlername
Ursula Peter-Czichi
nacheck the spelling
Martin Schneekloth


  

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3 mins
check the spelling


Explanation:
without context it appeasrs that there might be a spelling error in your term. I have never heard of Meistername and I am a native German speaker.

Martin Schneekloth
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 111
Grading comment
http://dochost.rz.hu-berlin.de/dissertationen/roemer-stefan-1998-07-09/HTML/roemer-ch2.html

You can do a search for "Meistername" on this page. When reading this I understood all of a sudden: in the artworld there is a preference for big artist's names. So, "meistername" would be "artist's name". Often, theorists and philosophers come up with new words, so that would account for why you never heard of it. Thanks anyway!

»Der Fetisch des Kunstmarktes ist der Meistername«, wie Benjamin schreibt.
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23 mins
Kuenstlername


Explanation:
according to my Google search, this term is still used. In the olden days that was the name for craftsmen of the highest rank. Meister is the highest rank for a craftsman. They were well-known for some trades like organ design, violin making, furniture making, etc.
A suggestion for the title: Fetischismus der Kuenstlernamen

Collectors have been known who would buy a worm eaten piece of furniture for the craftsman's name on it.

Ursula Peter-Czichi
United States
Local time: 09:32
PRO pts in pair: 242
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i need the english translation of the word
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Comment: i need the english translation of the word

48 mins
signature of master craftsman


Explanation:
I guess I am too late, but this might be what you are looking for.


    Reference: http://home.t-online.de/home/Antik.Hendriks/88s.htm#a49
xxxlone
Canada
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Native speaker of: Danish
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