At a glance:
- Author: Theodor Wiesengrund
- First Published: 2002
- Type of Work: Fine arts, history, media, philosophy, and sociology
- Genres: Nonfiction, Philosophy, History, Anthology, Sociology, Arts
- Subjects: Journalism or journalists, Philosophy or philosophers, Authors or writers, Music or musicians, Science or scientists, Mass media, Composers, Radio or radio broadcasting, Germany or German people, Learning or scholarship, Technology
The reputation of Theodor W. Adorno continues to grow. A powerful and wide-ranging intellectual whose voluminous writings embraced such seemingly disparate fields as philosophy and political theory, Adorno was in the vanguard of those twentieth century thinkers who seriously examined the place and role of the arts against the backdrop of modern society in both its capitalistic and totalitarian manifestations. Although Adorno wrote at length across the humanities and social sciences, it was music that was his muse, his passion, and the subject to which he returned time and time...
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