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Aesthetic Theory : Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers - Theodor W. Adorno

Aesthetic Theory

Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2007
ISBN: 9780485300697
Number Of Pages: 416

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Theodor Adorno (1903-69) was undoubtedly the foremost thinker of the Frankfurt School, the influential group of German thinkers that fled to the US in the 1930s, including such thinkers as Herbert Marcuse and Max Horkheimer. His work has proved enormously influential in sociology, philosophy and cultural theory. Aesthetic Theory is Adorno's posthumous magnum opus and the culmination of a lifetime's investigation. Analysing the sublime, the ugly and the beautiful, Adorno shows how such concepts frame and distil human experience and that it is human experience that ultimately underlies aesthetics. In Adorno's formulation 'art is the sedimented history of human misery'. Edited by Gretel Adorno and Rolf Tiedeman Translated by Robert Hullot-Kentor.

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Translator's Acknowledgments
Translator's Introduction
Art, Society, Aestheticsp. 1
Situationp. 16
On the Categories of the Ugly, the Beautiful, and Techniquep. 45
Natural Beautyp. 61
Art Beauty; Apparition, Spiritualization, Intuitabilityp. 78
Semblance and Expressionp. 100
Enigmaticalness, Truth Content, Metaphysicsp. 118
Coherence and Meaningp. 136
Subject-Objectp. 163
Toward a Theory of the Artworkp. 175
Universal and Particularp. 199
Societyp. 225
Paralipomenap. 262
Theories on the Origin of Artp. 325
Draft Introductionp. 332
Editors' Afterwordp. 361
Notesp. 367
Indexp. 379
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ISBN: 9780485300697
ISBN-10: 0485300699
Series: Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st March 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.76
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition