The Aesthetic Dimension
Toward A Critique of Marxist Aesthetics
By Herbert Marcuse
(Beacon Press, Paperback, 9780807015193, 108pp.)
Publication Date: June 1979
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Best known as author of One-Dimensional Man and Eros and Civilization, Herbert Marcuse (1896-1979) was a founder of the Frankfurt School of critical theory. He was until his reitrement professor of philosophy as the University of California, San Diego.
"His insights are genuine and his ... work, with its discussions of 18th and 19th century literature (by implication transferable to other modes of art) has a prophetic quality that suggests new generations will look at the Marxian model as a quaint artifact." – Publishers Weekly
"Marcuse has written a study of aesthetics that will be central to intelligent discussion of this subject for some time. It is one of those profound books which simply must be taken into account." – Theory and Society