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Saving Beauty (Paperback): Byung-Chul Han

Saving Beauty (Paperback)

Byung-Chul Han; Translated by Daniel Steuer

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Beauty today is a paradox. The cult of beauty is ubiquitous but it has lost its transcendence and become little more than an aspect of consumerism, the aesthetic dimension of capitalism. The sublime and unsettling aspects of beauty have given way to corporeal pleasures and 'likes', resulting in a kind of 'pornography' of beauty. In this book, cultural theorist Byung-Chul Han reinvigorates aesthetic theory for our digital age. He interrogates our preoccupation with all things slick and smooth, from Jeff Koon's sculptures and the iPhone to Brazilian waxing. Reaching far deeper than our superficial reactions to viral videos and memes, Han reclaims beauty, showing how it manifests itself as truth, temptation and even disaster. This wide-ranging and profound exploration of beauty, encompassing ethical and political considerations as well as aesthetic, will appeal to all those interested in cultural and aesthetic theory, philosophy and digital media.

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Imprint: Polity Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2017
Authors: Byung-Chul Han
Translators: Daniel Steuer
Dimensions: 208 x 140 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
ISBN-13: 978-1-5095-1510-3
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies
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Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
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Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Aesthetics
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Aesthetics
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LSN: 1-5095-1510-0
Barcode: 9781509515103

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