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The beauty of a social problem : photography, autonomy, economy

Author: Walter Benn Michaels
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2015. ©2015
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Bertolt Brecht once worried that our sympathy for the victims of a social problem can make the problem's "beauty and attraction" invisible. In The Beauty of a Social Problem, Walter Benn Michaels explores the effort to overcome this difficulty through a study of several contemporary artist-photographers whose work speaks to questions of political economy. Although he discusses well-known figures like Walker Evans  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Michaels, Walter Benn.
Beauty of a Social Problem : Photography, Autonomy, Economy.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2015
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Benn Michaels
ISBN: 9780226210438 022621043X
OCLC Number: 912498404
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Contents --
List of Illustrations --
Preface --
1. Formal Feelings --
2. Neoliberal Aesthetics --
3. The Experience of Meaning --
4. The Art of Inequality: Then and Now --
5. Never Again, or Nevermore --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Walter Benn Michaels.

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