By Mario Perniola,Massimo Verdicchio

In our modern age aesthetics turns out to collapse and not be reducible to a coherent snapshot. And but given the significant quantity of works in aesthetics produced within the final hundred years, this age should be outlined "the century of aesthetics”.

20th Century Aesthetics is a brand new account of foreign aesthetic suggestion through Mario Perniola, certainly one of Italy's major modern thinkers. ranging from 4 conceptual fields – existence, shape, wisdom, motion - Perniola identifies the traces of aesthetic mirrored image that derive from them and elucidates them almost about significant authors: from Dilthey to Foucault (aesthetics of life), from Wölfflin to McLuhan and Lyotard (aesthetics of form), from Croce to Goodman (aesthetics and knowledge), from Dewey to Bloom (aesthetics and action). there's additionally a 5th person who touches at the sphere of affectivity and emotionality, and which involves aesthetics from thinkers like Freud, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Lacan, Derrida and Deleuze. the quantity concludes with an in depth 6th bankruptcy on jap, chinese language, Indian, Islamic, Brazilian, South Korean and South East Asian aesthetic proposal and at the current decline of Western aesthetic sensibility.

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