Aesthetics of Ugliness: A Critical Edition by Karl Rosenkranz,Andrei Pop,Mechtild Widrich

By Karl Rosenkranz,Andrei Pop,Mechtild Widrich

during this key textual content within the historical past of paintings and aesthetics, Karl Rosenkranz indicates ugliness to be the negation of good looks with no being reducible to evil, materiality, or different unfavorable phrases used it truly is traditional condemnation. This insistence at the specificity of ugliness, and on its dynamic prestige as a method afflicting aesthetic canons, displays Rosenkranz's curiosity within the city - like Walter Benjamin, he wrote on Paris and Berlin - and his voracious accumulating of cartoon and renowned prints. Rosenkranz, dwelling and educating, like Kant, in distant Königsberg, displays on phenomena of contemporary city lifestyles from a distance that leads to serious illumination. The fight with modernization and idealist aesthetics makes Aesthetics of Ugliness, released 4 years prior to Baudelaire's Fleurs du Mal, highly proper to modernist test in addition to to the twenty-first century theoretical revival of beauty.

Translated into English for the 1st time, Aesthetics of Ugliness is an essential paintings for students and scholars of contemporary aesthetics and modernist artwork, literary reviews and cultural idea, which essentially reworks conceptual understandings of what it capacity for something to be ugly.

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