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Hullot-Kentor, Robert

Overview
Works: 16 works in 69 publications in 3 languages and 3,153 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Translator, Creator
Classifications: B3199.A33, 111.85
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Most widely held works by Robert Hullot-Kentor
Things beyond resemblance collected essays on Theodor W. Adorno by Robert Hullot-Kentor ( )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Theodor W. Adorno was a major twentieth-century philosopher and social critic whose writings on oppositional culture in art, music, and literature increasingly stand at the center of contemporary intellectual debate. In this excellent collection, Robert Hullot-Kentor, widely regarded as the most distinguished American translator and commentator on Adorno, gathers together sixteen essays he has written about the philosopher over the past twenty years. The opening essay, "Origin Is the Goal," pursues Adorno's thesis of the dialectic of enlightenment to better understand the urgent social and political situation of the United States. "Back to Adorno" examines Adorno's idea that sacrifice is the primordial form of human domination; "Second Salvage" reconstructs Adorno's unfinished study of the transformation of music in radio transmission; and "What Is Mechanical Reproduction" revisits Adorno's criticism of Walter Benjamin. Further essays cover a broad range of topics: Adorno's affinities with Wallace Stevens and Nabokov, his complex relationship with Kierkegaard and psychoanalysis, and his critical study of popular music. Many of these essays have been revised, with new material added that emphasizes the relevance of Adorno's thought to the United States today. Things Beyond Resemblance is a timely and richly analytical collection crucial to the study of critical theory, aesthetics, continental philosophy, and Adorno."--Publisher's website
Aesthetic theory by Theodor W Adorno ( )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The culmination of a lifetime of aesthetic investigation, Aesthetic Theory is Adorno's major work, a defense of modernism that is paradoxical in its defense of illusion. In it, Adorno takes up the problem of art in a day when "it goes without saying that nothing concerning art goes without saying." In the course of his discussion, Adorno revisits such concepts as the sublime, the ugly, and the beautiful, demonstrating that concepts such as these are reservoirs of human experience. These experiences ultimately underlie aesthetics, for in Adorno's formulation "art is the sedimented history of human misery."
Kierkegaard : construction of the aesthetic by Theodor W Adorno ( Book )
8 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy of new music by Theodor W Adorno ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1947 Theodor Adorno, one of the seminal European philosophers of the postwar years, announced his return after exile in the United States to a devastated Europe by writing Philosophy of New Music. Intensely polemical from its first publication, every aspect of this work was met with extreme reactions, from stark dismissal to outrage. Even Schoenberg reviled it." "Despite the controversy, Philosophy of New Music became highly regarded and widely read among musicians, scholars, and social philosophers. Marking a major turning point in his musicological philosophy, Adorno located a critique of musical reproduction as internal to composition itself, rather than as a matter of the reproduction of musical performance. Consisting of two distinct essays, "Schoenberg and Progress" and "Stravinsky and Reaction," this work poses the musical extremes in which Adorno perceived the struggle for the cultural future of Europe, between human emancipation and barbarism, between the compositional techniques and achievements of Schoenberg and Stravinsky." "In this completely new translation - presented along with an extensive introduction by distinguished translator Robert Hullot-Kentor - Philosophy of New Music emerges as a key to the whole of Adorno's illustrious and influential oeuvre."--Jacket
Current of music : elements of a radio theory by Theodor W Adorno ( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Having fled the Nazis, Theodor W. Adorno lived in New York City as a refugee from 1938 until 1941. During these years, he was intensively involved in a study of how the recently developed techniques for the nation wide transmission of music over radio were transforming the perception of music itself. This broad ranging radio research was conceived as nothing less than an investigation, partly empirical, of Walter Benjamin's speculative claims for the emancipatory potential of art in the age of its mechanical reproduction. The results of Adorno's project set him decisively at odds with Benjamin's theses and at the same time became the body of thinking that formed the basis for Adornos own aesthetics in his Philosophy of New Music." "Current of Music is the title that Adorno himself gave to this research project. For complex reasons, however, Adorno was not able to bring the several thousands of pages of this massive study, most of it written in English, to a final form prior to leaving New York for California, where he would immediately begin work with Max Horkheimer on the Dialectic of Enlightenment. Robert Hullot Kentor, the distinguished Adorno scholar, reconstructed Adorno's project for the Adorno Archive in Germany and provides a lengthy and informative introduction to the fragmentary texts collected in this volume." "Current of Music will be widely discussed for the light it throws on the development of Adorno's thought, on his complex relationship with Walter Benjamin, but most of all for the important perspectives it provides on questions of popular culture, the music of industrial entertainment, the history of radio and the social dimensions of the reproduction of art."--BOOK JACKET
David Salle : ice flow : paintings and watercolors by David Salle ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Current of music by Theodor W Adorno ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Expression, truth and authenticity : on Adorno's theory of music and musical performance by Universidade Nova de Lisboa ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969) is one of the most representative German philosophers of the 20th century and of the so-called Frankfurt School. Amongst the main topics of his critical thinking is aesthetic theory, which he developed in particular in many of his essays on music. By dealing mainly with Adorno's theory of music and musical performance, the essays collected in this book offer critical insights not only into his approach to music, but also his philosophy as a whole. Adorno's theory of music and musical performance does not merely exemplify his aesthetic theory, but, rather, plays an essential role in the development of it and of his critical approach to culture and society. The constellation in which Adorno's unity of thought comes to light presupposes, in fact, an essential relationship between his theory of art and his social theory. Starting from expression, truth and authenticity as key concepts, relevant aspects of Adorno's musical thought are approached critically in this volume; the link between music and language, and the speech-character of art; meaning, mimesis, idiom, and their role in musical interpretation; fetishism, phantasmagoria, and the idea of unity of arts; new music and the culture industry; the relation between ethics and aesthetics; the critique of quotation. Adorno is confronted with Nietzsche, Lyotard and Wittgenstein. Particular emphasis is given to the discussion of his approaches to Schubert, Wagner, Mahler, Berg and Strauss
Nachgelassene Schriften / 1 by Castor Zwieback ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nachgelassene Schriften by Theodor W Adorno ( Book )
in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alles falsch : auf verlorenem Posten gegen die Kulturindustrie ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adorno without quotation by Robert Hullot-Kentor ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nachgelassene Schriften by Theodor W Adorno ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nachgelassene Schriften by Theodor W Adorno ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Nachgelassene Schriften by Theodor W Adorno ( Book )
in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
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English (65)
German (3)
French (1)
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