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By Karl Rosenkranz,Andrei Pop,Mechtild Widrich

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ISBN-13: 9781350022928

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during this key textual content within the historical past of paintings and aesthetics, Karl Rosenkranz exhibits ugliness to be the negation of good looks with no being reducible to evil, materiality, or different unfavorable phrases used it is traditional condemnation. This insistence at the specificity of ugliness, and on its dynamic prestige as a strategy afflicting aesthetic canons, displays Rosenkranz's curiosity within the city - like Walter Benjamin, he wrote on Paris and Berlin - and his voracious gathering of cartoon and renowned prints. Rosenkranz, dwelling and educating, like Kant, in distant Königsberg, displays on phenomena of contemporary city existence from a distance that leads to serious illumination. The fight with modernization and idealist aesthetics makes Aesthetics of Ugliness, released 4 years earlier than Baudelaire's Fleurs du Mal, highly correct to modernist test in addition to to the twenty-first century theoretical revival of beauty.

Translated into English for the 1st time, Aesthetics of Ugliness is an necessary paintings for students and scholars of contemporary aesthetics and modernist paintings, literary stories and cultural idea, which essentially reworks conceptual understandings of what it potential for a specific thing to be ugly.

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