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Aesthetic Theory

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ISBN-10: 0816618003

ISBN-13: 9780816618002

Edition: N/A

Authors: Theodor W. Adorno, Robert Hullot-Kentor, Robert Hullot-Kentor, Robert Hullot-Kentor

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List price: $27.50
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 8/12/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Theodor W. Adorno is the progenitor of critical theory, a central figure in aesthetics, and the century's foremost philosopher of music. He was born and educated in Frankfurt, Germany. After completing his Ph.D. in philosophy, he went to Vienna, where he studied composition with Alban Berg. He soon was bitterly disappointed with his own lack of talent and turned to musicology. In 1928 Adorno returned to Frankfurt to join the Institute for Social Research, commonly known as The Frankfurt School. At first a privately endowed center for Marxist studies, the school was merged with Frankfort's university under Adorno's directorship in the 1950s. As a refugee from Nazi Germany during World War…    

Robert Hullot-Kentor has taught philosophy, literature, and the arts at Harvard, Boston University, Stanford, and Long Island University. He has translated several of Adorno's major works, including Aesthetic Theory, and has recently published Current of Music, a reconstruction of Adorno's unfinished study of radio broadcast music.

Translator's Acknowledgments
Translator's Introduction
Art, Society, Aesthetics
On the Categories of the Ugly, the Beautiful, and Technique
Natural Beauty
Art Beauty; Apparition, Spiritualization, Intuitability
Semblance and Expression
Enigmaticalness, Truth Content, Metaphysics
Coherence and Meaning
Toward a Theory of the Artwork
Universal and Particular
Theories on the Origin of Art
Draft Introduction
Editors' Afterword