Aesthetics and the work of art: Adorno, Kafka, Richter
In this book, ten leading commentators explore the interfaces between art and aesthetics in dialogue with a philosophical text (Theodor Adorno's draft introduction to Aesthetic Theory), a piece of literary writing (Franz Kafka's A Report to an Academy), and a major contemporary painting (Gerhard Richter's Betty, 1988).
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Draft Introduction to Aesthetic Theory
What Does Art Know?
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