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Sublimity and Postmodern Culture

Paul Crowther

in Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism

Published in print February 1996 | ISBN: 9780198236238
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597268 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198236239.003.0010
Sublimity and Postmodern Culture

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Explores the links made by Lyotard between postmodernism and the sublime in relation to the exhibition Les Immateriaux (curated by him in Paris, in 1985). Argues that the exhibition rightly identifies a sublimicism, which is a strong characteristic of postmodern sensibility. Offers an analysis of the ethics and politics of this sensibility.

Keywords: Lyotard; Les Immateriaux; postmodernism; sublimicism

Chapter.  5654 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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