By J. M. Bernstein, Claudia Brodsky, Anthony J. Cascardi, among others
Theodor Adorno's Aesthetic idea (1970) bargains essentially the most strong and accomplished opinions of paintings and of the self-discipline of aesthetics ever written. The paintings deals 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's coupled with bold claims approximately what aesthetic concept should be. however the cultural horizon of Adorno's Aesthetic idea used to be the realm of excessive modernism, and lots more and plenty has occurred on account that then either in conception and in perform. Adorno's strong imaginative and prescient of aesthetics demands reconsideration during this mild. 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 which will 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 in keeping with fresh advancements in aesthetics and its contexts.
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