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Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art
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Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art (Hardback)

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Composed in a series of scenes, Aisthesis - RancieÌ re's definitive statement on the aesthetic - takes its reader from Dresden in 1764 to New York in 1941. Along the way, we view the Belvedere Torso with Winckelmann, accompany Hegel to the museum and MallarmeÌ to the Folies-BergeÌ re, attend a lecture by Emerson, visit exhibitions in Paris and New York, factories in Berlin, and film sets in Moscow and Hollywood. RancieÌ re uses these sites and events - some famous, others forgotten - to ask what becomes art and what comes of it. He shows how a regime of artistic perception and interpretation was constituted and transformed by erasing the specificities of the different arts, as well as the borders that separated them from ordinary experience. This incisive study provides a history of artistic modernity far removed from the conventional postures of modernism.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArts: general issues & referenceArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryTheory of art Publisher: Verso Books Publication Date: 24/05/2013 ISBN-13: 9781781680896  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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JACQUES RANCIERE is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris-VIII. His books include The Politics of Aesthetics, On the Shores of Politics, Short Voyages to the Land of the People, Proletarian Nights, Staging the People and The Emancipated Spectator.

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