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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 139–167.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Justin Neville Kaushall Abstract This article argues that Immanuel Kant’s concept of disinterested contemplation is inadequate because it represses the historical suffering of nature, and thus the aesthetic object’s materiality. It also argues that Theodor W. Adorno’s concept of natural beauty...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 169–189.
Published: 01 August 2020
...André Krebber Abstract This article explores Theodor W. Adorno’s recovery of natural beauty in Aesthetic Theory against the background of current debates in environmental aesthetics and evinces the relationship of his reading of natural beauty to his critique of the domination of nature. From...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 107–123.
Published: 01 August 2021
... on the recognition that modernist art has become a stand-in for the now-wrecked authority of living nature. Adorno contends that “natural beauty,” as elaborated by Immanuel Kant, is the recognition of that now-lost experience of nature, and that art beauty must be thereby interpreted as becoming the reconstructed...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 105–126.
Published: 01 August 2016
... language. Third, eudemonic values are traced back to Goethean and Romantic traditions. Fourth, the scope of eudemonic values is opened. Fifth, the paradigm example of experiencing natural beauty is presented. Sixth, the gap between phenomenology, eudemonic values, and morals is addressed. In respect...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 85–105.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Sherry Lee Abstract This article considers the concept of cultural landscape ( Kulturlandschaft ) from Theodor W. Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory , exploring how the philosophy of natural beauty in relation to historical built environments resonates with ideas of musical landscape and experiences...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 155–179.
Published: 01 February 2018
... , which reads the hero’s epic journey as an allegory for the emergence of subjectivity. Horkheimer and Adorno interpret Homer’s female characters as sensual forces of nature that Odysseus must resist in his quest for homecoming. Yet, conspicuously absent from Horkheimer and Adorno’s analysis—and previous...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 197–228.
Published: 01 February 2019
... of youth and physicality and of visual beauty in the natural and manmade world. Significantly, the magazine’s eclectic visual culture—which also embraced images of male gymnastics and of children—inflected the ideological conflicts that centered on the unclothed body in this period. The article describes...
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New German Critique (2024) 51 (1 (151)): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2024
... and currency reform, it trafficked with surprising precision in the salient issues of the moment: the legitimacy of historical reconstruction after the war, the nature of urban beauty, the sociohistorical structures imprinted on city morphology, even the question of where first to invest the limited materials...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 147–175.
Published: 01 August 2021
... can do given its limitations. To do this, he contends, film must find a way to “arrange” its material without interfering with it (TF, 203). Key in understanding what this arrangement might mean is film’s relation to “natural beauty,” that element within nature that points toward...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 23–41.
Published: 01 August 2021
... a substantive albeit often subterranean role in Aesthetic Theory . That role is to be found less in the book’s ambivalent recovery of the Kantian theory of natural beauty—though it is certainly there—than in Adorno’s theory of the truth content of the artwork. As I have argued elsewhere, the idea...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 3–6.
Published: 01 August 2014
... to the way in which film theory stops midway before the unexplored territory of new media. This is why the chapter on Adorno still brings into play the short texts of “Transparencies on Film,” in which film is placed in affinity with natural beauty (das Naturschöne). But it is the writings...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (1 (100)): 141–163.
Published: 01 February 2007
... that consume it, Adorno does not see unity in the corresponding creation of mass art and beauty and mass con- sumption.11 Rather, Adorno views the culture industry as dominating the mas- sifi cation of culture, which results in natural beauty being “transformed into a caricature of itself” (AT, 67...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 73–95.
Published: 01 November 2018
... “not the imitation of nature, but the imitation of natural beauty” and defined the latter as “the trace of the non-identical in things under the spell of universal identity” ( AT , 71, 73). 22. Welsch, “Adornos Ästhetik,” 127 . 21. As Welsch unequivocally puts it, “Differend [ Widerstreit ] against...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 5–21.
Published: 01 August 2021
... Wesche anchors in the last instance within a theory of rationality, also allows him to integrate mimesis as a moment of aesthetic form. He incorporates it through natural beauty. Form, he argues, imitates the beauty of nature, which also appears to have no purpose or intention. Wesche relates...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 43–61.
Published: 01 August 2021
... manifested only a dependent beauty, in contrast to the free beauty of nature. The view held by Hegel was almost the reverse. ‘The beauty of art is beauty born of the spirit and born again . . . and the higher the spirit and its productions stand above nature and its phenomena, the higher too is the beauty...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 159–178.
Published: 01 February 2006
... propose alternative historical and aesthetic models. His complex con- structions of nature as natural history and natural beauty belong to concepts that are always already suppressed.1 The first task, then, is to lift and preserve I thank John Abromeit, Martin Jay, Robert Kaufman, Gerhard Richter...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 129–157.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., Linda, played by Linda Manz—Malick’s second film is more fragmentary, elliptical, and poetic than its predecessor. Badlands interspersed scenes of natural beauty throughout its road-movie plot. In Days of Heaven, however, it is difficult to discern whether the images of the natural world...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 41–70.
Published: 01 February 2021
... a painful spectacle, destitute of the beauty which alone could turn our pain into the sweet feeling of pity for the suffering object” ( L , 14). Invoking the grotesque nature of an “imaginary,” Laocoön also seems to suit Lessing’s additional critical task here: to demonstrate that a truly mimetic...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 55–69.
Published: 01 August 2008
... that, for Adorno, Kant’s aesthetics is not merely subjective; it also provides an important way to consider the nature of aesthetic objects. Second, I connect Adorno’s reception of Kant’s aesthetics to his subtle and complex reading of Kant’s Rettung. Third, I show that the view of the relation between...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 1–38.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to the areas whose natural beauty was “unblemished” by the “trampling and raping of speculation.” 53 Fries argued that rental barracks contained “excessive constriction, bad air, [and] bodily illness”; in terms of “ Daseins-Formen , great hate, great despair are concentrated behind ridiculous facades.” 54...