Art and Aesthetics after Adorno (Townsend Papers in the Humanities)

Art and Aesthetics after Adorno (Townsend Papers in the Humanities)


Theodor Adorno's Aesthetic Theory (1970) bargains some of the most strong and finished opinions 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 eu artwork in the course of the center of the 20 th century. it truly is coupled with bold claims approximately what aesthetic conception must be. however the cultural horizon of Adorno's Aesthetic Theory used to be the area of excessive modernism, and lots more and plenty has occurred in view that then either in conception and in perform. Adorno's robust imaginative and prescient of aesthetics demands reconsideration during this gentle. needs to his paintings be defended, up to date, resisted, or just left at the back of? This quantity gathers new essays via top philosophers, critics, and theorists writing within the wake of Adorno in an effort to handle those questions. They carry in universal a deep recognize for the ability of Adorno's aesthetic critique and a priority for the way forward for aesthetic thought according to contemporary advancements in aesthetics and its contexts.

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