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By Karl Rosenkranz,Andrei Pop,Mechtild Widrich

during this key textual content within the background of paintings and aesthetics, Karl Rosenkranz indicates ugliness to be the negation of attractiveness with no being reducible to evil, materiality, or different unfavorable phrases used it really is traditional condemnation. This insistence at the specificity of ugliness, and on its dynamic prestige as a technique afflicting aesthetic canons, displays Rosenkranz's curiosity within the city - like Walter Benjamin, he wrote on Paris and Berlin - and his voracious amassing of cartoon and renowned prints. Rosenkranz, residing and instructing, like Kant, in distant Königsberg, displays on phenomena of contemporary city lifestyles from a distance that ends up in serious illumination. The fight with modernization and idealist aesthetics makes Aesthetics of Ugliness, released 4 years prior to Baudelaire's Fleurs du Mal, highly correct to modernist scan in addition to to the twenty-first century theoretical revival of beauty.

Translated into English for the 1st time, Aesthetics of Ugliness is an vital paintings for students and scholars of contemporary aesthetics and modernist paintings, literary reviews and cultural idea, which essentially reworks conceptual understandings of what it ability for a specific thing to be ugly.

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