Aisthesis

Aisthesis Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art

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Synopsis

Composed in a series of scenes, Aisthesis-Rancière's definitive statement on the aesthetic-takes its reader from Dresden in 1764 to New York in 1941. Along the way, we view the Belvedere Torso with Winckelmann, accompany Hegel to the museum and Mallarmé to the Folies-Bergère, attend a lecture by Emerson, visit exhibitions in Paris and New York, factories in Berlin, and film sets in Moscow and Hollywood. Rancière uses these sites and events-some famous, others forgotten-to ask what becomes art and what comes of it. He shows how a regime of artistic perception and interpretation was constituted and transformed by erasing the specificities of the different arts, as well as the borders that separated them from ordinary experience. This incisive study provides a history of artistic modernity far removed from the conventional postures of modernism.

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Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world, publishing one hundred books a year.

Book information

ISBN: 9781781683088
Publisher: Verso Books
Imprint: Verso
Pub date:
DEWEY: 701.17
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 234g
Height: 192mm
Width: 139mm
Spine width: 19mm