Adorno Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts (Paperback)Geoff Boucher (author)
Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 30/10/2012
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Dismissed as a miserable elitist who condemned popular culture in the name of 'high art', Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969) is one of the most provocative and important yet least understood of contemporary thinkers. This book challenges this popular image and re-examines Adorno as a utopian philosopher who believed authentic art could save the world. Adorno Reframed is not only a comprehensive introduction to the reader coming to Adorno for the first time, but also an important re-evaluation of this founder of the Frankfurt School. Using a wealth of concrete illustrations from popular culture, Geoffrey Boucher recasts Adorno as a revolutionary whose subversive irony and profoundly historical aesthetics defended the integrity of the individual against social totality.
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 113 g
Dimensions: 174 x 124 x 25 mm
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