Aesthetic Theory

Aesthetic Theory

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Theodor 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'. Edited by Gretel Adorno and Rolf Tiedeman Translated by Robert Hullot-Kentor.
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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0826476910
  • 9780826476913
  • 201,922

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.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
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About Theodor W. Adorno

Theodor Adorno (1903 - 69) was Director of the Institut fur Sozialforschung in Frankfurt. He is the coauthor of the classic Dialectic of Enlightenment and the author of Negative Dialectics, Minima Moralia and The Culture Industry.
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