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Adorno Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts

Adorno Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts
Geoff Boucher (author)

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction | Atonal philosophy
Chapter 1 | Negative dialectics
Chapter 2 | Adorno’s history of modernism
Chapter 3 | Aesthetic theory
Chapter 4 | Adorno today
Further reading
References
Index

Author Info

Geoff Boucher is Senior Lecturer at the School of Communication and the Creative Arts, Deakin University, Australia.

Extras

Adorno's Marxist Individualism Read

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Series: Contemporary Thinkers Reframed

Paperback
ISBN: 9781848859470
Publication Date: 30 Oct 2012
Number of Pages: 160
Height: 174
Width: 124

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