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    DescriptionComposed in a series of scenes, Aisthesis - Rancière's definitive statement on the aesthetic - takes its reader 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, 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 specificities of the different arts, as well as the borders that separated them from ordinary experience. This incisive study provides a history of artistic modernity far removed from the conventional postures of modernism.

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    Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jacques Ranciere, Translated by Zakir Paul
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    ISBN 13: 9781781680896
    ISBN 10: 1781680892

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.0
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: ABA
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    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI001000
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    BISAC V2.8: ART009000
    DC22: 111.85
    B&T Approval Code: A10800000
    DC22: 111/.85
    B&T Approval Code: A02080000
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    DC23: 701.17
    LC classification: BH151 .R3413 2013
    Thema V1.0: AB, QDTN
    Verso Books
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    Verso Books
    Publication date
    04 June 2013
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    Author Information
    JACQUES RANCIERE is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris-VIII. His books include The Politics of Aesthetics, On the Shores of Politics, Short Voyages to the Land of the People, Proletarian Nights, Staging the People and The Emancipated Spectator.
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    ""Jacques Rancière's Aisthesis transforms the field of aesthetic philosophy." Libération "French philosopher Jacques Rancière is a refreshing read for anyone concerned with what art has to do with politics and society." Art Review "In the face of impossible attempts to proceed with progressive ideas within the terms of postmodernist discourse, Rancière shows a way out of the malaise." Liam Gillick "It's clear that Jacques Rancière is relighting the flame that was extinguished for many - that is why he serves as such a signal reference today." Thomas Hirschhorn"