Differentiations of modernity
Journal/Book: Theor Cult Soc. 1999; 16: 6 Bonhill Street, London EC2a 4Pu, England. Sage Publications Ltd. 1+.
Abstract: The authority of the New is one of historical inevitability. As such, it implies an objective critique of the individual, its vehicle: aesthetically, the New ties together individual and society. The experience of modernity is more telling, even though its concept, however qualitative, labours against its abstractness. It is private, from the outset more of a negation of that which by now should no longer be, than a positive statement. This concept does not, however, negate styles and previous artistic exercises in the usual way but tradition as such, and in this respect it ratifies the bourgois principle of art.
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