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On the Ruins of Babel: Architectural Metaphor in German Thought

Daniel Purdy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476761
eISBN:
9780801460050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476761.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The eighteenth century struggled to define architecture as either an art or a science—the image of the architect as a grand figure who synthesizes all other disciplines within a single master plan ... More


The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book reexamines Theodor Adorno's Aesthetic Theory along with his other writings on aesthetics in light of the unexpected return of the aesthetic to today's cultural debates. Is Adorno's ... More


The Topography of Modernity: Karl Philipp Moritz and the Space of Autonomy

Elliott Schreiber

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451782
eISBN:
9780801466014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451782.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Karl Philipp Moritz (d. 1793) was one of the most innovative writers of the late Enlightenment in Germany. A novelist, travel writer, editor, and teacher he is probably best known today for his ... More


Surprise: The Poetics of the Unexpected from Milton to Austen

Christopher R. Miller

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453694
eISBN:
9780801455780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453694.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Today, in the era of the spoiler alert, “surprise” in fiction is primarily associated with an unexpected plot twist, but in earlier usage the word had darker and more complex meanings. Originally ... More


Goethe’s Architectural Epiphanies

Daniel L. Purdy

in On the Ruins of Babel: Architectural Metaphor in German Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476761
eISBN:
9780801460050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476761.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter argues that Goethe's praise of the Gothic Strasbourg cathedral in his 1772 essay, “On German Architecture,” stands in opposition to the reigning canon of architectural taste, as does his ... More


Introduction: The Marketplace of Mercury

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter grounds the book’s overall discussion at the intersection of aesthetics and economics in European Renaissance poetry, whose principal actors are Francesco Petrarch, Gaspara ... More


Mercurial Economies

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This concluding chapter sums up the characteristics displayed by the authorial case studies mentioned in this book, reaffirming that the qualities of flexibility, openness to innovation, sensitivity ... More


Introduction

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book reexamines Theodor Adorno's Aesthetic Theory, along with his other writings, to see if his ideas are still relevant today. First published in 1970, Aesthetic Theory raises a number of ... More


Human Freedom and the Autonomy of Art: The Legacy of Kant

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Immanuel Kant's impact on Theodor Adorno by focusing on his Third Critique, which is reflected both in Adorno's repeated lecture courses on aesthetics and in Aesthetic Theory. ... More


The Ephemeral and the Absolute: The Truth Content of Art

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the significance of the absolute for Theodor Adorno's aesthetic theory, with particular emphasis on his interpretation of the status of art in late modernism. The point of ... More


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