11310 Critical Theory6cp
This subject looks at the history of critical theory. Starting with the writings of Walter Benjamin, it goes on to examine central texts and topics presented and analsyed by Bloch, Simmel and others. The final part of the course is an engagement with Adorno's aesthetic theory. Central topics in critical theory are analysed in detail, though emphasis is given to those elements directly concerned with design, art, architecture and aesthetics.
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