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*Aesthetic Theory* is Theodor Adorno's great unfinished work on the material and formal conditions of transformative aesthetic experience in modern society. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeffrey Rubard
Extremely dense, and it probably shouldn't be your first Adorno, but if you know what you're getting into, this strikes me as a very nice edition. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jonathan Hardy
This book feels like reading a great mind as his thoughts emerged on the page. It happens to be Adorno's last unfinished work, and almost seems pre-production in its thought... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Scott McClarin
This is not a review of the book itself:
I received this in terrible condition. The front cover was significantly damaged by what seems to be a box-cutter (I myself... Read more
First, its great that this work is in English. It's very useful if you know what you're getting into. Second, this book is just a wall of text from edge to edge. Read morePublished on March 22, 2011 by sinisterLefty
Adorno is not famous for his writing style. His prose is dense, and sometimes impenetrable for the English reader. Read morePublished on April 30, 2005 by Neckar
I do not understand Adorno's fame or appeal. The consequences--witting or unwitting--of many of his ideas are frighteningly inhuman. Read morePublished on September 12, 2002 by S. Allan