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Aesthetics And Politics

Author : Theodor W. Adorno
ISBN : 1844676641
Genre : Philosophy
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An intense and lively debate on literature and art between thinkers who became some of the great figures of twentieth-century philosophy and literature
Category: Philosophy

Aesthetics And Politics

Author : Ernst Bloch
ISBN : 0860917223
Genre : Aesthetics
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No other country and no other period has produced a tradition of major aesthetic debate to compare with that which unfolded in German culture from the 1930s to the 1950s. In Aesthetics and Politics the key texts of the great Marxist controversies over literature and art during these years are assembled in a single volume. They do not form a disparate collection but a continuous, interlinked debate between thinkers who have become giants of twentieth-century intellectual history.
Category: Aesthetics

Aesthetics And Politics

Author : Theodor W. Adorno
ISBN : 184467570X
Genre : Philosophy
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An intense and lively debate on literature and art between thinkers who became some of the great figures of twentieth-century philosophy and literature.
Category: Philosophy

Aesthetic Theory

Author : Theodor W. Adorno
ISBN : 9781780936598
Genre : Philosophy
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Adorno's magnum opus, in which he summarises his life's thinking on concepts of beauty, the ugly and the sublime.
Category: Philosophy


Author : Jacques Rancière
ISBN : 9781474249980
Genre : Philosophy
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Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics brings together some of Jacques Rancière's most recent writings on art and politics to show the critical potential of two of his most important concepts: the aesthetics of politics and the politics of aesthetics. In this fascinating collection, Rancière engages in a radical critique of some of his major contemporaries on questions of art and politics: Gilles Deleuze, Antonio Negri, Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou and Jacques Derrida. The essays show how Rancière's ideas can be used to analyse contemporary trends in both art and politics, including the events surrounding 9/11, war in the contemporary consensual age, and the ethical turn of aesthetics and politics. Rancière elaborates new directions for the concepts of politics and communism, as well as the notion of what a 'politics of art' might be. This important collection includes several essays that have never previously been published in English, as well as a brand new afterword. Together these essays serve as a superb introduction to the work of one of the world's most influential contemporary thinkers.
Category: Philosophy

Aisthesis Scenes From The Aesthetic Regime Of Art

Author : Jacques Rancière
ISBN : 9781781680896
Genre : Philosophy
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Rancière’s magnum opus on the aesthetic Aisthesis is Jacques Rancière’s long-awaited, definitive statement on aesthetics, art and modernity. The book comprises a string of dramatic and evocative locales, each embodying specific artistic tendencies and together spanning the modern era—from Dresden in 1764 to New York in 1941. Along the way, we view the Belvedere Torso with Winckelmann, accompany Hegel to the museum and Mallarmé to the Folies-Bergère, attend a lecture by Emerson, and visit exhibitions in Paris and New York, factories in Berlin, and film sets in Moscow and Hollywood. Rancière uses these sites and events—some famous, others forgotten—to ask what becomes art and what comes of it. He shows how a regime of artistic perception and interpretation was constituted and transformed by erasing the distinctions between the different arts along with the borders separating them from ordinary experience. This incisive study provides a history of artistic modernity far removed from conventional understandings of modernism.
Category: Philosophy

Adorno And Art

Author : J. Hellings
ISBN : 9781137315717
Genre : Philosophy
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A comprehensive, critical and accessible account of Theodor W. Adorno's materialist-dialectical aesthetic theory of art from a contemporary perspective, this volume shows how Adorno's critical theory is awash with images crystallising thoughts to such a degree that it has every reason to be described as aesthetic.
Category: Philosophy

Late Marxism

Author : Fredric Jameson
ISBN : 1844675750
Genre : Philosophy
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A lively and lucid introduction to one of the great Marxist thinkers of the 20th century by the master cultural critic.
Category: Philosophy

Marxism And Art

Author : Maynard Solomon
ISBN : 0814316212
Genre : Art
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Marxism and Art is a collection of basic readings in Marxist criticism and aesthetics.
Category: Art

Counter Memorial Aesthetics

Author : Veronica Tello
ISBN : 9781474252768
Genre : Philosophy
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Restrictive border protection policies directed toward managing the flow of refugees coming into neoliberal democracies (and out of failing nation-states) are a defining feature of contemporary politics. In this book, Verónica Tello analyses how contemporary artists-such as Tania Bruguera, Isaac Julien, Rosemary Laing, Dinh Q. Lé, Dierk Schmidt, Hito Steyerl, Lyndell Brown and Charles Green-negotiate their diverse subject positions while addressing and taking part in the production of images associated with refugee experiences and histories. Tello argues that their practices, which manifest across a range of contexts including Cuba, the United States, Australia and Europe, represent an emergent, global paradigm of contemporary art, 'counter-memorial aesthetics'. Counter-Memorial Aesthetics, Tello argues, is characterized by its conjunction of heterogeneous signifiers and voices of many times and places, generating an experimental, non-teleological approach to the construction of contemporary history, which also takes into account the complex, disorienting spatial affects of globalization. Spanning performance art, experimental 'history painting', aftermath photography and video installation, counter-memorial aesthetics bring to the fore, Tello argues, how contemporary refugee flows and related traumatic events critically challenge and conflict with many existing, tired if not also stubborn notions of national identity, borders, history and memory. Building on the writings of such thinkers as Michel Foucault and Jacques Rancière, this book offers a useful concept of 'counter-memory' for the twenty-first century. It shows how counter-memorial aesthetics is not only central to the nexus of contemporary art and refugee histories but also how it can offer a way of being critically present with many other, often interrelated, global crises in the contemporary era.
Category: Philosophy