By J. M. Bernstein, Claudia Brodsky, Anthony J. Cascardi, among others
Theodor Adorno's Aesthetic conception (1970) bargains probably the most robust and finished opinions of paintings and of the self-discipline of aesthetics ever written. The paintings bargains a deeply severe engagement with the historical past and philosophy of aesthetics and with the traditions of ecu paintings in the course of the center of the twentieth century. it really is coupled with bold claims approximately what aesthetic idea needs to be. however the cultural horizon of Adorno's Aesthetic concept was once the realm of excessive modernism, and masses has occurred in view that then either in thought 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 in the back of? This quantity gathers new essays by way of prime philosophers, critics, and theorists writing within the wake of Adorno in an effort to deal with those questions. They carry in universal a deep admire for the facility of Adorno's aesthetic critique and a priority for the way forward for aesthetic concept in line with fresh advancements in aesthetics and its contexts.
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