Aesthetics and The Work of Art: Adorno, Kafka, Richter

Hardcover | November 14, 2008

EditorStefan H. Uhlig

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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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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).

PETER DE BOLLA teaches at the University of Cambridge, UK, and is the author of a number of books, among them The Discourse of the Sublime: Readings in History, Aesthetics and the Subject (1989), Art Matters (2001), The Education of the Eye: Painting, Landscape and Architecture in Eighteenth Century Britain (2003), and The Fourth of J...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:November 14, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements and Note on Abbreviations
Notes on Contributors
Introduction--P.de Bolla and S.H.Uhlig
Theodor W. Adorno: Draft Introduction to Aesthetic Theory
What Does Art Know?--S.Jarvis
Aesthetics and the Fully Emancipated Subject: Cultures, Histories and the Fictive Imagination--T.J. Reiss
Beyond the Pleasure Principle: Politics in Adornos Aesthetic Theory--J.Roberts
Franz Kafka: 'A Report to an Academy'
The Ape Speaks--M.Tamen
Kafkas Exit: Exile, Exodus and Messianism--H.Caygill
Kafkas A Report to an Academy with Adorno--S.Corngold
The Matter of Memory: On Semblance and History in Richter and Adorno--A.J.Cascardo
Faces, Traces: Adorno, Kafka, Richter--M.Redfield
Ecce Pinctura: A Note on Bettys Mastered Irony--S.Melville
Facing Bettys Turn--P.de Bolla
Index