Beauty and the Contemporary Sublime

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    This text offers a provocative critique of beauty in interaction with the contemporary notion of the sublime. Refuting established views of beauty, the author considers beauty as glamor, related to a sublime now found in technology and capitalism rather than in nature. The text brings together several questions surrounding ideas of the beautiful, including its place in contemporary art, and proposes a secular theory of beauty, one that poses it as glamorous rather than good, frivolous rather than serious. The text aims to be of use to those interested in philosophy, cultural studies and art history, as well as the relationship between discourse and technology, technology and the body and the aesthetic versus the counter-aesthetic.

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    Number of Pages: 180
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9781581150377
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    Listed in: Theory of art, Aesthetics, Cultural studies
    Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.

    Books by Jeremy Gilbert-Roth

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