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Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art
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Jacques Ranciere
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Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art

Jacques Ranciere


9781781683088

Verso


Theory of art;
Philosophy;
Philosophy: aesthetics


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288 pages

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Composed in a series of scenes, Aisthesis - Ranciere'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 Mallarme to the Folies-Bergere, attend a lecture by Emerson, visit exhibitions in Paris and New York, factories in Berlin, and film sets in Moscow and Hollywood. Ranciere 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.

By:   Jacques Ranciere
Imprint:   Verso
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm, 
Weight:   367g
ISBN:   9781781683088
ISBN 10:   1781683085
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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, The Nights of Labor, Staging the People, and The Emancipated Spectator. Zakir Paul is a doctoral candidate in comparative literature at Princeton University. He most recently translated a collection of Blanchot's political writings.


Jacques Ranciere's Aisthesis transforms the field of aesthetic philosophy. - Liberation French philosopher Jacques Ranciere is a refreshing read for anyone concerned with what art has to do with politics and society. - Art Review In the face of impossible attempts to proceed with progressive ideas within the terms of postmodernist discourse, Ranciere shows a way out of the malaise. - Liam Gillick It's clear that Jacques Ranciere is relighting the flame that was extinguished for many - that is why he serves as such a signal reference today. - Thomas Hirschhorn Far from the grand narratives of modernism that claim the language of art progresses in the search for purity ... modernity breaks down the hierarchy between spheres of culture, disturbing the boundaries between art and life ... [Ranciere] analyzes a series of moments from this other history that could only be written in proliferating fragments ... this aesthetic 'regime' conditions the forms of art and democracy in an era of the permanent emergence of new sovereign subjects. - Le Monde Since The Division of the Sensible ... Ranciere has been reminding those who would separate the wheat from the chaff in contemporary creative practices that art only exists as an unstable boundary that must be continually crossed. In Aisthesis the philosopher develops his thinking, drawing fifteen scenes of a counter-history of artistic modernity. - Le Magazine Litteraire

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