The Aesthetic Dimension: Toward a Critique of Marxist Aesthetics

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Beacon Press, Jun 15, 1979 - Art - 88 pages
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Developing a concept briefly introduced in 'Counterrevolution and Revolt, ' Marcuse here addresses the shortcomings of Marxist aesthetic theory and explores a dialectical aesthetic in which art functions as the conscience of society. Marcuse argues that art is the only form of expression that can take up where religion and philosophy fail and contends that aesthetics offers the last refuge for two-dimensional criticism in a one-dimensional society.

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Review: The Aesthetic Dimension: Toward a Critique of Marxist Aesthetics

User Review  - Bill Quam - Goodreads

Another interesting analysis of the thoughts of the 1950's and 60's and how the masses were mislead on all sides about Marxism as a political process. Each side has effectively used the failures of ... Read full review

Review: The Aesthetic Dimension: Toward a Critique of Marxist Aesthetics

User Review  - Austin Wright - Goodreads

Short and sweet, but honestly went over my head. Read full review

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