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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 67–96.
Published: 01 February 2022
... of Leonardo’s “method,” which Blumenberg discusses at great length, just to cut short the ambiguities of Renaissance perspective as a “symbolic form.” Copyright © 2022 by New German Critique, Inc. 2022 Hans Blumenberg Leonardo da Vinci Paul Valéry mimesis theory of the image Considerations...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 180–207.
Published: 01 August 2010
... of Technical Images , 1985). This work is of crucial importance for all critical theory on media, because Flusser both continues the Marxist tradition of German media theory (in particular of Siegfried Kracauer, Bertolt Brecht, and Walter Benjamin) and upgrades that legacy to contemporary media conditions...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 199–218.
Published: 01 November 2014
... ), not the person. Aghion’s colonial/sexual crisis is a crisis of representation. The image preempts reality, questioning, as in Jentsch’s and Freud’s theories, the primacy of the real over the imaginary. On a conceptual level, this muddying empha- sizes the unheimlich nature of “stereotypes” in general...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 73–83.
Published: 01 November 2009
... and in the activities for the Anti-Semitism Project. Above all, anti-iconism takes a central place, from the ban on depic- tion to ciphers and titles in fi lms and images. Cf. also Miriam Hansen’s forthcoming book on fi lm and critical theory, tentatively titled The Other Frankfurt School: Kracauer, Benjamin...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 7–20.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... The substrate of that development is the subject, the human subject, the human in her social being. 6 Balázs’s comments on film as a medium that renders time, movement, and embodied experience in moving image form seem appealingly contemporary. Recent film theory has been shaped, as is well known...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 39–72.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Klages presented in On Cosmogenic Eros ( Vom kosmogensichen Eros ), excerpts of which appeared alongside an introduction by Siegfried Kracauer on Klages’s theory of primal images in the Frankfurt Zeitung in June 1922. 53 According to Klages, the capacity for rhythmic movement is grounded...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 1–9.
Published: 01 February 2022
..., as did Blumenberg through his study of Valéry. Focusing on the “window image,” Endres demonstrates that at the center of Blumenberg’s pictorial theory lies a critique of a mimetic aesthetics of images that contradicts both Valéry and Leonardo. The focus on textuality that Blumenberg cannot shed...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 67–98.
Published: 01 August 2018
... relationship that concealed the real social relations embedded in commodities. Marx famously illustrated his theory with the image of an animated table that “stands on its head, and evolves out of its wooden brain grotesque ideas,” as soon as it is produced as a commodity for profitable exchange. 54...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 59–89.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., converting Klages’s right- wing concepts to Marxism. One of these was the notion of Rausch (intoxica- tion or trance) as a state that could revive the unity between soul and body that had been lost in technological modernity, and another was Klages’s theory of the image, which, as Hansen states...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 139–154.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., Aesthetic Theory, 167. 146  Riddle-Character, Interpretation, and Dialectical Image and one that has an element of the absurd about it. But he also sees it as a para- dox that has a history that goes back at least to the early nineteenth century and probably earlier, in terms of the division of labor...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 147–175.
Published: 01 August 2021
... are relevant in areas as diverse as cultural and film studies, aesthetics, and critical social theory. 10 Nevertheless, not all the parts of that “old” image of Adorno have been transcended. The assumption that, for Adorno, only autonomous art can be critical or emancipatory still weighs heavily...
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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)): 23–41.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of rotted interiorities.” 21 In these lectures from the mid-1960s (as Adorno was also working on Aesthetic Theory ), we still observe Adorno’s debt to but also his differences from Benjamin. Benjamin’s nonconceptual, visual approach was meant to generate a kind of image-based insight...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 85–105.
Published: 01 August 2021
...,” asserts Simmel, “a boundary, a way of being encompassed by a momentary or permanent field of vision, is essential.” 18 This framing quality fixes the landscape as an image . In Aesthetic Theory this image character becomes crucial to Adorno’s theorization of the relation between natural beauty...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 231–252.
Published: 01 August 2009
... bridge (892, 929). Cf. Benjamin, GS, 5.1, illus. 16. 12. See Max Pensky, “Method and Time: Benjamin’s Dialectical Images,” in The Cambridge Com- panion to Walter Benjamin, ed. David S. Ferris (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 185. 13. W. J. T. Mitchell, Picture Theory (Chicago...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 105–140.
Published: 01 February 2020
... and images in sixteenth- and early twentieth-century print media shares with Eisenstein’s theory and practice of dialectical filmmaking, or with F. W. Murnau’s attempts to tell stories in films without intertitles, or with Balázs’s paeans to film as a universal hieroglyphic language, 113 is a desire...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 151–170.
Published: 01 November 2006
....11 The doctrine of a right to oneʼs own image emerged in German legal theory at the very moment that the brothers Lumière fi rst presented mov- ing images to an astounded audience. The juridical scholar Hugo Keyssner gave two talks on image rights in 1895 and published a treatise titled Das...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 79–101.
Published: 01 November 2019
... bürgerlichen Hundes are set mainly in Berlin and share with Umsonst a political resolve, a conversance with Continental theory, and a radical desire to make films that break with diegetic reality and question the workings of images. Radlmaier and Linz, however, want to modify the audience’s way of seeing...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 29–34.
Published: 01 August 2014
... Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno brings together the results of many decades of work spent applying critical theory to the analysis of cinema and media cultures. Drawing on a large body of material, this detailed recon- struction demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of relevant texts by Kra- cauer...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2016
...- sional space and a landscape of theory—something Humboldt had made a lifelong project?5 What image rendering the life of a traveler, researcher, scholar, and writer of worldwide renown for almost nine decades resonates most deeply with a read- ership far beyond Prussia, France, and Europe?6...