Aesthetics of Ugliness: A Critical Edition Karl Rosenkranz

ISBN: 9781472568854

Published: July 30th 2015

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344 pages


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Aesthetics of Ugliness: A Critical Edition  by  Karl Rosenkranz

Aesthetics of Ugliness: A Critical Edition by Karl Rosenkranz
July 30th 2015 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 344 pages | ISBN: 9781472568854 | 5.75 Mb

In this key text in the history of art and aesthetics, Karl Rosenkranz shows ugliness to be the negation of beauty without being reducible to evil, materiality, or other negative terms used its conventional condemnation. This insistence on theMoreIn this key text in the history of art and aesthetics, Karl Rosenkranz shows ugliness to be the negation of beauty without being reducible to evil, materiality, or other negative terms used its conventional condemnation.

This insistence on the specificity of ugliness, and on its dynamic status as a process afflicting aesthetic canons, reflects Rosenkranzs interest in the metropolis - like Walter Benjamin, he wrote on Paris and Berlin - and his voracious collecting of caricature and popular prints. Rosenkranz, living and teaching, like Kant, in remote Königsberg, reflects on phenomena of modern urban life from a distance that results in critical illumination.

The struggle with modernization and idealist aesthetics makes Aesthetics of Ugliness, published four years before Baudelaires Fleurs du Mal, hugely relevant to modernist experiment as well as to the twenty-first century theoretical revival of beauty.Translated into English for the first time, Aesthetics of Ugliness is an indispensable work for scholars and students of modern aesthetics and modernist art, literary studies and cultural theory, which fundamentally reworks conceptual understandings of what it means for a thing to be ugly.



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