Kurzweil, Ray. Lenhardt, Christian.
This is the first book to put Aesthetic Theory into context and outline the main ideas and relevant debates, offering readers a valuable guide through this huge, . Adorno's Aesthetic Theory. The Redemption of Illusion. By Lambert Zuidervaart. This is the first book to put Aesthetic Theory into context and outline the main.
Leonardi, Vanessa. Liu, Lydia H. Ornston, Darius Gray Jr.
Sakai, Naoki , and Jon Solomon eds. Hongkong : Hongkong University Press.
Santos, Boaventura de Sousa. Simeoni, Daniel.
Smith, Tony. Steiner, George. Taylor, Frederick Winslow. Vance, Ashlee.
Venuti, Lawrence ed. London : Routledge. Zuidervaart pursues an immanent-critical commentary to the AT in its relations to other writings of Adorno, with the goal of elaborating Adorno's theory of artistic truth and its contribution to philosophical aesthetics.
Adorno's reformulations of the modern philosophical tradition are presented clearly: how the central paradoxes of Kantian aesthetics reappear in the AT, how Hegelian subjective idealism is reevaluated by Adorno such that 'das Naturschone' is now privileged for its lack of conceptuality, how the subject-object schema in its inverted form constitutes Adorno's theory of social mediation via Marx and Lukacs, how Benjamin's theory of allegory and 'constellation' underlies the presentation of artistic truth, and how Husserl's phenomenological stringency is maintained in Adorno's interpretations of individual art works.
Furthermore, Zuidervaart succeeds in locating the central oppositions that Adorno sets in negative dialectical motion.
While the commentary excels in tracing the dense background of philosophical concepts which Adorno activates and juxtaposes, it is perhaps less successful in its immanent quality, in that by remaining so close to the language and motion of Adorno's writing, it at times unintentionally reproduces its obscurity rather than fundamentally clarifying its non-discursive nature in a very precise and philosophically motivated manner. The final section of the book treats three contemporary appropriative critiques of Adorno.
Peter Burger historicizes the AT and its categories from the Adorno's Aesthetic Theory.
The Redemption of Illusion. The eleven chapters are divided into three parts: Context, Content, and Critique. The second part is an interpretation of Adorno's aesthetics, examining how he situates art in society, production, politics, and history and uncovering the social, political, and historical dimensions of his idea of artistic truth.
Lambert Zuidervaart. William Rehg. James Bohman.