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Art In Its Time

Theories and Practices of Modern Aesthetics, 1st Edition

By Paul Mattick


200 pages

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Art In Its Time takes a close look at the way in which art has become integral to the everyday 'ordinary' life of modern society. It explores the prevalent notion of art as transcending its historical moment, and argues that art cannot be separated from the everyday as it often provides material to represent social struggles and class, to explore sexuality, and to think about modern industry and our economic relationships.


'The impressive theoretical scope and sophistication of these essays are matched by their clarity, penetration and detail.' - The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Some Masks of Modernism 3. Beautiful and Sublime: 'Gender Totemism' in the Constitution of Art 4. Art and Money 5. Pork and Porcelain 6. The Rationalization of Art 7. Mechanical Reproduction in the Age of Art 8. Aesthetics and Anti-aesthetics 9. The Andy Warhol of Philosophy and the Philosophy of Andy Warhol 10. The Avant-Garde in Fashion 11. Class Taste

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Aesthetics