Adorno and Art: Aesthetic Theory Contra Critical Theory (Paperback)

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A comprehensive, critical and accessible account of Theodor W. Adorno's materialist-dialectical aesthetic theory of art from a contemporary perspective, this volume shows how Adorno's critical theory is awash with images crystallising thoughts to such a degree that it has every reason to be described as aesthetic.

About the Author

Dr James Hellings is Lecturer in Art at the University of Reading, UK. He researches, writes and lectures about modern and contemporary art and the thought that accompanies it. Originally educated as an artist, James worked in the Department of Prints and Drawings at The British Museum, before receiving full AHRC Scholarships for both his MA and PhD studies in contemporary art theory at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781349345090
ISBN-10: 1349345091
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: January 1st, 2014
Pages: 199
Language: English