Adorno Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts by Geoffrey BoucherAdorno Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts by Geoffrey Boucher

Adorno Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts

byGeoffrey Boucher

Paperback | January 22, 2013

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Dismissed as a miserable elitist who condemned popular culture in the name of 'high art', Theodor W. Adorno (1903–1969) is one of the most provocative and important yet least understood of contemporary thinkers. This book challenges this popular image and re-examines Adorno as a utopian philosopher who believed authentic art could save the world.Adorno Reframed is not only a comprehensive introduction to the reader coming to Adorno for the first time, but also an important re-evaluation of this founder of the Frankfurt School. Using a wealth of concrete illustrations from popular culture, Geoffrey Boucher recasts Adorno as a revolutionary whose subversive irony and profoundly historical aesthetics defended the integrity of the individual against social totality.

Geoffrey Boucher is Senior Lecturer at the School of Communication and the Creative Arts, Deakin University, Australia.
Title:Adorno Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the ArtsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.56 inPublished:January 22, 2013Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1848859473

ISBN - 13:9781848859470

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Table of Contents

Social Philosophy and the Culture Industries * Aesthetic Theory * Music and Literature * Art and Cinema * Reframing Adorno: Feminism and Postmodernism