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Theory & History of Literature #88: Aesthetic Theory

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Perhaps the most important aesthetics of the twentieth century appears here newly translated, in English that is for the first time faithful to the intricately demanding language of the original German. The culmination of a lifetime of aesthetic investigation, Aesthetic Theory is Theodor W. Adorno's magnum opus, the clarifying lens through which the whole of his work is best viewed, providing a framework within which his other major writings cohere.

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The culmination of a lifetime of aesthetic investigation, Aesthetic Theory is Adorno's major work, a defense of modernism that is paradoxical in its defense of illusion. In it, Adorno takes up the problem of art in a day when "it goes without saying that nothing concerning art goes without saying". In the course of his discussion, Adorno revisits such concepts as the sublime, the ugly, and the beautiful, demonstrating that concepts such as these are reservoirs of human experience. These experiences ultimately underlie aesthetics, for in Adorno's formulation "art is the sedimented history of human misery".

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816618002
Editor:
Hullot-Kentor, Robert
Introduction:
Hullot-Kentor, Robert
Introduction by:
Hullot-Kentor, Robert
Introduction:
Hullot-Kentor, Robert
Editor:
Hullot-Kentor, Robert
Author:
Adorno, Theodor W. Adorno
Author:
Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund
Author:
Hullot-Kentor, Robert
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Metaphysics
Subject:
Philosophy-Aesthetics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Theory and History of Literature
Series Volume:
88
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , The culmination of a lifetime of aesthetic investigation, Aesthetic Theory is Adorno's major work, a defense of modernism that is paradoxical in its defense of illusion. In it, Adorno takes up the problem of art in a day when "it goes without saying that nothing concerning art goes without saying". In the course of his discussion, Adorno revisits such concepts as the sublime, the ugly, and the beautiful, demonstrating that concepts such as these are reservoirs of human experience. These experiences ultimately underlie aesthetics, for in Adorno's formulation "art is the sedimented history of human misery".
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