Aesthetics: Modern and Postmodern

By: Dr B. Tirupati Rao

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In this insightful social-political discussion on aesthetics, Dr. B. Tirupati Rao examines the aesthetic phenomenon from Plato to Derrida. Dr. Rao focuses on the difference/differance, if not the clash between modern and postmodern aesthetics. He gives new clues for a fuller understanding of the intricate epistemological roots of modern, postmodern and poststructuralist aesthetics. This book is instantly accessible in its approach without being simply condescending or uncritically denouncing the influential thinkers like Sartre, Adorno, Althusser, Barthes, Baudrillard, Deleuze, Goldmann, Gadamer, Foucault, Lyotard, Paul de Man, Jameson, Cixous and Kristeva. The work presents us with a clear and concise picture of all the major aesthetic phenomena of the Western world. The work also connects sociology with psychology as a unifying tool for the postmodern thought, which otherwise would remain just fragmentary idea or concept still running into the danger of the present crisis in theory and practice. CONTENTS: In Appreciation; A Note on the Book; Introduction; 1. The Evolution of Aesthetics 2. Modernism : A Historical Background 3. Modern Aesthetics and its Manifestation 4. The Place of Transition : A Socio-Philosophical and Historical Compulsion 5. The Emergence of Postmodernism and its Philosophy 6. Postmodern Aesthetics and its Manifestation in Various Art Forms 7. A Comparative Analysis of Modern and Postmodern Aesthetics Conclusion Printed Pages: 307.

Title: Aesthetics: Modern and Postmodern

Author Name: Dr B. Tirupati Rao

Categories: India, Art,

Publisher: Delhi, India, Bharatiya Kala Prakashan: 2005

ISBN: 8180900770

ISBN 13: 9788180900778

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 110736

Keywords: Aesthetics: Modern and Postmodern Dr B. Tirupati Rao