By J. M. Bernstein, Claudia Brodsky, Anthony J. Cascardi, among others
Theodor Adorno's Aesthetic thought (1970) bargains probably the most strong and finished reviews of paintings and of the self-discipline of aesthetics ever written. The paintings bargains a deeply serious engagement with the background and philosophy of aesthetics and with the traditions of ecu paintings in the course of the center of the twentieth century. it truly is coupled with formidable claims approximately what aesthetic idea must be. however the cultural horizon of Adorno's Aesthetic conception used to be the realm of excessive modernism, and lots more and plenty has occurred due to the fact then either in idea and in perform. Adorno's robust imaginative and prescient of aesthetics demands reconsideration during this mild. needs to his paintings be defended, up to date, resisted, or just left in the back of? This quantity gathers new essays through prime philosophers, critics, and theorists writing within the wake of Adorno on the way to tackle those questions. They carry in universal a deep recognize for the facility of Adorno's aesthetic critique and a priority for the way forward for aesthetic idea in line with fresh advancements in aesthetics and its contexts.
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