Aesthetic Theory

Edited by Dieter Mersch, Sandro Zanetti, and Sylvia Sasse

Aesthetic Theory

Edited by Dieter Mersch, Sandro Zanetti, and Sylvia Sasse

Distributed for Diaphanes

240 pages | 15 color plates, 20 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 2/3 | © 2019
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9783035801460 Published January 2020 N/F/S Belgium, France & Luxembourg
Theodor Adorno’s famous aesthetic theory was not merely a theory of the aesthetic; it also made a wider claim about the aesthetic implications of all theory. At the same time we have to deal with aesthetic objects and events in which an aesthetic theory is inherent, which show themselves as art. From both sides—theory and aesthetics—a link can be made to the etymological meaning of theōria, which understands the theoretical as a seeing or perspective. Featuring lucid essays by major thinkers, the book examines this link, focusing equally on the aesthetic implications of theory and the theoretical implications of aesthetic events.
 
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