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    Aesthetic Theory (Bloomsbury Revelations) (Paperback) By (author) Theodor W. Adorno

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    DescriptionTheodor Adorno (1903-69) was undoubtedly the foremost thinker of the Frankfurt School, the influential group of German thinkers that fled to the US in the 1930s, including such thinkers as Herbert Marcuse and Max Horkheimer. His work has proved enormously influential in sociology, philosophy and cultural theory. Aesthetic Theory is Adorno's posthumous magnum opus and the culmination of a lifetime's investigation. Analysing the sublime, the ugly and the beautiful, Adorno shows how such concepts frame and distil human experience and that it is human experience that ultimately underlies aesthetics. In Adorno's formulation 'art is the sedimented history of human misery'.


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    Title
    Aesthetic Theory
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Theodor W. Adorno
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 643 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781780936598
    ISBN 10: 1780936591
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    BIC subject category V2: ABA
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Abridged Dewey: 100
    LC classification: BD
    BISAC V2.8: PHI001000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15200
    BISAC V2.8: ART009000
    BIC subject category V2: HPN
    DC23: 111.85
    Thema V1.0: QDTN, ABA
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Academic
    Publication date
    27 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Theodor W. Adorno (1903-69) was a founder and arguably the foremost thinker of the Frankfurt School. He worked with Max Horkheimer at the New York Institute for Social Research and later taught at the University of Frankfurt until his death in 1969. His work has proved enormously influential in sociology, philosophy and cultural theory.
    Review quote
    "...the fact that they [Continuum] are putting low price tags on works once published in expensive academic editions is something of which we can all be glad.." -Modern Painters, 2/05
    Table of contents
    Translator's Acknowledgement Translator's Introduction 1. Art, Society, Aesthetics 2. Situation 3. On the Categories of the Ugly, the Beautiful, and Technique 4. Natural Beauty 5. Art Beauty: Apparition, Spiritualization, Intuitability 6. Semblance and Expression 7. Enigmaticalness, Truth Content, Metaphysics 8. Coherence and Meaning 9. Subject-Object 10. Toward a Theory of the Artwork 11. Universal and Particular 12. Society 13. Paralimpomena 14. Theories On the Origin of Art 15. Draft Introduction Editor's Afterword.