Aesthetics and Its Discontents

Aesthetics and Its Discontents

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Author/Editor: Ranciere, Jacques
Publisher: Polity Press
Date: 2009
Binding: Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 143 p. Audience: General/trade.
Condition: USED - Very good. An unmarked copy with tight binding and minimal edge wear.

Aesthetics is not a politics by accident but in essence. But this politics operates in the unresolved tension between two opposed forms of politics: the first consists in transforming art into forms of collective life, the second in preserving from all forms of militant or commercial compromise the autonomy that makes it a promise of emancipation.