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Autonomy: The Social Ontology of Art under Capitalism

Autonomy: The Social Ontology of Art under Capitalism

by Nicholas Brown


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ISBN-13: 9781478001591
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publication date: 04/19/2019
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Nicholas Brown is Associate Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, author of Utopian Generations: The Political Horizon of Twentieth-Century Literature, and coeditor of Contemporary Marxist Theory: A Reader.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  ix
Introduction. On Art and the Commodity Form  1
1. Photography as Film and Film as Photography  41
2. The Novel and the Ruse of the Work  79
3. Citation and Affect in Music  115
4. Modernism on TV  152
Epilogue. Taking Sides  178
Notes  183
Bibliography  207

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Modernism's Other Work: The Art Object's Political Life - Lisa Siraganian

“In a series of deft and frequently astonishing readings ranging from Richard Linklater's films and Charles Ray's totaled cars to the White Stripes' music and Jennifer Egan's novels, Nicholas Brown's startlingly intelligent Autonomy transforms our understanding of contemporary aesthetic philosophy, literature, and theories of art.”

What Was Literary Impressionism? - Michael Fried

"With wide-ranging scholarship, brilliant and learned commentary, and prose that is impressive for its energy and clarity, Nicholas Brown has written a book that accomplishes what no other work has. A major contribution."