By Theodor W. Adorno

Theodor Adorno (1903-69) used to be definitely the major philosopher of the Frankfurt institution, the influential crew of German thinkers that fled to the U.S. within the Thirties, together with such thinkers as Herbert Marcuse and Max Horkheimer. His paintings has proved drastically influential in sociology, philosophy and cultural thought. Aesthetic Theory is Adorno's posthumous magnum opus and the end result of a lifetime's research. Analysing the elegant, the gruesome and the attractive, Adorno indicates how such suggestions body and distil human adventure and that it truly is human event that finally underlies aesthetics. In Adorno's formula 'art is the sedimented background of human misery'.

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