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By Federico Vercellone,Sarah De Sanctis

Traces the decline of attractiveness as a terrific from early German romanticism to the 20th century.

The American summary expressionist painter Barnett Newman famously declared in 1948 that the impulse of contemporary paintings is to damage attractiveness. now not lengthy after that, Andy Warhol used to be reconciling the realm of paintings with the realm of way of life, portray soup cans and soda bottles. during this ebook, Federico Vercellone offers an account of the decline of attractiveness as a Platonic perfect from early German Romanticism to the 20th century. He lines this highbrow trajectory from Goethe, Dilthey, and Nietzsche, via modernism and the avant-garde circulate ment, to the paintings of Adorno and Heidegger. instead of the demise or destruction of attractiveness, Vercellone argues as a substitute that attractiveness within the 20th century got here again to reside in truth and daily life. He indicates this can be a new version of the classical excellent instead of an abandonment of it, and extra makes the case for the ecological importance of this orientation and outlook.

Federico Vercellone is Professor of Philosophy on the collage of Torino and the writer of many books, together with (with Olaf Breidbach) Thinking and mind's eye: among technological know-how and Art.

Sarah De Sanctis is a philosophy pupil and the translator of over fifteen philosophy books, together with Quasi-Things: The Paradigm of Atmospheres, by way of Tonino Griffero and Manifesto of latest Realism, through Maurizio Ferraris, either additionally released through SUNY Press. She has edited, with Anna Longo, Breaking the Spell: modern Realism below Discussion.

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Read e-book online Beyond Beauty (SUNY series in Contemporary Italian PDF

Strains the decline of good looks as an awesome from early German romanticism to the 20 th century. the yankee summary expressionist painter Barnett Newman famously declared in 1948 that the impulse of contemporary paintings is to ruin good looks. no longer lengthy after that, Andy Warhol was once reconciling the area of paintings with the realm of daily life, portray soup cans and soda bottles.

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