The Politics of Aesthetics: The Distribution of the Sensible / Edition 1

The Politics of Aesthetics: The Distribution of the Sensible / Edition 1

by Jacques Ranciere, Gabriel Rockhill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826489540

ISBN-13: 9780826489548

Pub. Date: 06/23/2006

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic


The Politics of Aesthetics rethinks the relationship between art and politics, reclaiming "aesthetics" from the narrow confines it is often reduced to. Jacques Rancièrereveals itsintrinsic link to politics by analysing what they both have in common: the delimitation of the visible and the invisible, the audible and the inaudible, the thinkable

Overview


The Politics of Aesthetics rethinks the relationship between art and politics, reclaiming "aesthetics" from the narrow confines it is often reduced to. Jacques Rancièrereveals itsintrinsic link to politics by analysing what they both have in common: the delimitation of the visible and the invisible, the audible and the inaudible, the thinkable and the unthinkable, the possible and the impossible.

Presented as a set of inter-linked interviews, The Politics of Aesthetics provides the most comprehensive introduction to Rancière's work to date, ranging across the history ofart and politics from the Greek polis to the aesthetic revolution of the modern age.

Already translated into five languages, this English edition of The Politics of Aesthetics includes a new afterword by Slavoj Zizek, an interview for the English edition, a glossary of technical terms and an extensive bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826489548
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/23/2006
Series:
Impacts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Translator's preface: The Reconfiguration of Meaning Translator's Introduction: Jacques Ranciere's Politics of Perception
The Politics of Aesthetics

Foreword The Distribution of the Sensible: Politics and Aesthetics Artistic Regimes and the Shortcomings of the Notion of Modernity Mechanical Arts and the Promotion of the Anonymous Is History a Form of Fiction?
On Art and Work
Interview with Jacques Ranciere for the English Edition: The Janus-Face of Politicized Art Historical and Hermeneutic Methodology Universality, Historicity, Equality Positive Contradiction Politicized Art Afterword by Slavoj Zizek: The Lesson of Ranciere Appendix I: Glossary of Technical Terms Appendix II: Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources Index

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