Adorno and Aesthetics

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I have been reading Theodor Adorno of late, and in particular Brian O’Connor’s excellent introduction to his work. Here are a few of the many notes that I have taken on O’Connor’s book and others. I am particularily taken with his approach to ‘mimesis’. ‘Mimesis … is not another name for the subject-object relationship. It is the pre-conceptual human desire to …

Practical Aesthetics

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I have been continuing to look at the final processing of the infrared images, prompted by the PhotoBath curation team’s decision to include 4 of the series in the upcoming Showcase book. I was not involved in the curation process, though I have to say I do like the team’s choice, as the 4 images tell an interesting story. The …