20th Century Aesthetics: Towards A Theory of Feeling by Mario Perniola,Massimo Verdicchio

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By Mario Perniola,Massimo Verdicchio

In our modern age aesthetics turns out to fall apart and now not be reducible to a coherent photograph. And but given the enormous quantity of works in aesthetics produced within the final hundred years, this age can be outlined "the century of aesthetics”.

20th Century Aesthetics is a brand new account of overseas aesthetic idea by way of Mario Perniola, one in all Italy's major modern thinkers. ranging from 4 conceptual fields – lifestyles, shape, wisdom, motion - Perniola identifies the traces of aesthetic mirrored image that derive from them and elucidates them on the subject of significant authors: from Dilthey to Foucault (aesthetics of life), from Wölfflin to McLuhan and Lyotard (aesthetics of form), from Croce to Goodman (aesthetics and knowledge), from Dewey to Bloom (aesthetics and action). there's additionally a 5th person who touches at the sphere of affectivity and emotionality, and which involves aesthetics from thinkers like Freud, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Lacan, Derrida and Deleuze. the amount concludes with an intensive 6th bankruptcy on eastern, chinese language, Indian, Islamic, Brazilian, South Korean and South East Asian aesthetic inspiration and at the current decline of Western aesthetic sensibility.

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