Overview:More Than Life: Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin on Art - More Than Life: Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin on Art is the first book to trace the philosophical relation between Georg Simmel and his one-time student Walter Benjamin, two of the most influential German thinkers of the twentieth century.Reading Simmel's work, particularly his essays on Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Rodin, alongside Benjamin's concept of Unscheinbarkeit (inconspicuousness) and his writings on Charlie Chaplin, More Than Life demonstrates that both Simmel and Benjamin conceive of art as the creation of something entirely new rather than as a mimetic reproduction of a given. The two thinkers diverge in that Simmel emphasizes the presence of a continuous movement of life, whereas Benjamin highlights the priority of discontinuous, interruptive moments.With the aim of further elucidating Simmel and Benjamin's ideas on art, Stephane Symons presents a number of in-depth analyses of specific artworks that were not discussed by these authors. Through an insightful examination of both the conceptual affinities and the philosophical differences between Simmel and Benjamin , Symons reconstructs a crucial episode in twentieth-century debates on art and aesthetics.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603726417-9780810135772. It was written by the following authors: Stephane Symons. Book More Than Life: Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin on Art, which can be read online, published by the company: Northwestern University Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Beliefs, Poetry, Drama, Photography, Art, Fashion, Criticism, Spirituality. The book was published on 2018-03-30 00:00:00. It has 216 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight g. File for download More Than Life: Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin on Art has PDF format and is called more-than-life-georg-simmel-and-walter-benjamin-on-art.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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