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Critical aesthetic theory

Jeremy Greave Gaines

Critical aesthetic theory

the aesthetic theories of the Frankfurt School

by Jeremy Greave Gaines

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Published by typescript in [s.l.] .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Warwick, 1985.

StatementJeremy Greave Gaines.
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Aesthetics in modernism becomes an instrument of social critique. Before, in the time of Kant and the idealists, aesthetic was the study of beauty and artistic genius. Now, according to Adorno, it becomes the study of social disintegration. Critical Models combines into a single volume two of Adorno's most important postwar works — Interventions: Nine Critical Models () and Catchwords: Critical Models II ().

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The following study outlines the different aesthetic theories developed by Theodor. Adorno, Leo Löwenthal and Herbert Marcuse between anddescribing the work they undertook while members of the Frankfurt School () and relating this to their later writings.

A brief explanation is also given of why - in the author's opinion - Walter Benjamin's work should not. Declarations of Dependence rethinks the historical relationship between money and aesthetics in an effort to make critical theory newly answerable to politics.

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