The Death of Art

The Death of Art

By: B. R. Sharma (author)Paperback

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The Death of Art evaluates the philosopher Theodor W. Adorno's ideas on music, visual arts, and literature and their relevance to today's mass culture. Adorno drew concepts and inspiration from fields such as history, historiography, sociology, musicology, anthropology, philosophy, and psychology, which he used in his assessments of art. His varied perspectives resulted in writings that offer shocking glimpses into larger cultural issues. By insisting on opposition and employing an expressionistic writing style, Adorno invited readers to question his authority and formulate their own views. In this work, author B.R. Sharma uses similar tactics to isolate, revisit, and criticize some of Adorno's key philosophies. The result is a comprehensive and clear overview of Adorno's cultural theories that unearths trends pointing to the eventual death of art.

About Author

Dr. Bhesham R. Sharma is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) of Music at the University of Plymouth in Great Britain. He received his Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1997. Dr. Sharma has written articles on the visual arts, music, and anthropology. He is also the author of the book, Music and Culture in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (2000). As a lecturer, he has taught at renowned universities and colleges in Canada, Singapore, China, Germany, and Great Britain. As a guitarist, he has performed prestigious popular, classical, and jazz concerts worldwide.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgement Chapter 3 1. Introduction Chapter 4 2. The Death of Music Chapter 5 3. The Death of the Visual Arts Chapter 6 4. The Death of the Literary Arts Chapter 7 5. Conclusion Chapter 8 Sources: Readings, Recordings, Films, Websites Chapter 9 Index Chapter 10 About the Author

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761834663
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 106
  • ID: 9780761834663
  • weight: 154
  • ISBN10: 0761834664

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