Aesthetic Theory
  • 出版社Bloomsbury Academic
  • 出版語言English
  • 出版日期 (格式: 2012/02/28)2004/12/14
  • 尺寸19.5 x 13 x 2.5 cm
  • 頁數416頁
  • 裝幀平裝
  • 重量(千克)0.57kg
  • ISBN9780826476913



Aesthetic Theory


Theodor Adorno (1903-69) was undoubtedly the foremost thinker of the Frankfurt School, the influential group of German thinkers that fled to the US in the 1930s, including such thinkers as Herbert Marcuse and Max Horkheimer. His work has proved enormously influential in sociology, philosophy and cultural theory. Aesthetic Theory is Adorno's posthumous magnum opus and the culmination of a lifetime's investigation. Analysing the sublime, the ugly and the beautiful, Adorno shows how such concepts frame and distil human experience and that it is human experience that ultimately underlies aesthetics. In Adorno's formulation ‘art is the sedimented history of human misery'. Edited by Gretel Adorno and Rolf Tiedeman Translated by Robert Hullot-Kentor.


Theodor W. Adorno was a German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist known for his critical theory of society. He was also a leading member of Frankfurt School, associated with other thinkers such as Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer and Herbert Marcuse. Frankfurt school was deeply fansicated by the works of Freud, Hegel, Marx and Kant.