By Karl Rosenkranz,Andrei Pop,Mechtild Widrich

ISBN-10: 1350022926

ISBN-13: 9781350022928

ISBN-10: 1472568850

ISBN-13: 9781472568854

during this key textual content within the historical past of paintings and aesthetics, Karl Rosenkranz exhibits ugliness to be the negation of good looks with no being reducible to evil, materiality, or different adverse phrases used it truly is traditional condemnation. This insistence at the specificity of ugliness, and on its dynamic prestige as a technique afflicting aesthetic canons, displays Rosenkranz's curiosity within the city - like Walter Benjamin, he wrote on Paris and Berlin - and his voracious amassing of cartoon and well known prints. Rosenkranz, residing and instructing, like Kant, in distant Königsberg, displays on phenomena of contemporary city existence from a distance that ends up in severe illumination. The fight with modernization and idealist aesthetics makes Aesthetics of Ugliness, released 4 years sooner than Baudelaire's Fleurs du Mal, highly correct to modernist scan in addition to to the twenty-first century theoretical revival of beauty.

Translated into English for the 1st time, Aesthetics of Ugliness is an necessary paintings for students and scholars of recent aesthetics and modernist paintings, literary experiences and cultural thought, which essentially reworks conceptual understandings of what it skill for something to be ugly.

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During this key textual content within the background of artwork and aesthetics, Karl Rosenkranz exhibits ugliness to be the negation of good looks with no being reducible to evil, materiality, or different unfavorable phrases used it is traditional condemnation. This insistence at the specificity of ugliness, and on its dynamic prestige as a strategy afflicting aesthetic canons, displays Rosenkranz's curiosity within the city - like Walter Benjamin, he wrote on Paris and Berlin - and his voracious gathering of cartoon and well known prints.

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