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By Theodor W. Adorno

Theodor Adorno (1903-69) was once surely the most important philosopher of the Frankfurt university, the influential team of German thinkers that fled to the USA within the Thirties, together with such thinkers as Herbert Marcuse and Max Horkheimer. His paintings has proved significantly influential in sociology, philosophy and cultural concept. Aesthetic Theory is Adorno's posthumous magnum opus and the fruits of a lifetime's research. Analysing the elegant, the gruesome and the attractive, Adorno indicates how such strategies body and distil human event and that it's human event that eventually underlies aesthetics. In Adorno's formula 'art is the sedimented background of human misery'.

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