The Decline of Modernism

The Decline of Modernism

by Peter Burger
     
 

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In this book, the author addresses the relationship between art and society, from the emergence of bourgeois culture in the eighteenth century to the decline of modernism in the twentieth century.

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In this book, the author addresses the relationship between art and society, from the emergence of bourgeois culture in the eighteenth century to the decline of modernism in the twentieth century.

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“Whether commenting on theorists like Benjamin, Adorno, and Foucault or artists like Diderot, Beuys, and Lewis, Peter Bürger brings to bear a keenly honed intelligence and prodigious learning. The penetrating essays collected in The Decline of Modernism show critical hermeneutics at its most dazzling and incisive. Anyone concerned with the international debate on the relation between politics and aesthetics must read this book.”
—Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271008899
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Series:
Literature and Philosophy
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Burger is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Bremen. He is the author of The Theory of the Avant-Garde (1984).

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