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By Theodor W. Adorno

Theodor Adorno (1903-69) was once definitely the key philosopher of the Frankfurt institution, the influential workforce of German thinkers that fled to the united states within the Thirties, together with such thinkers as Herbert Marcuse and Max Horkheimer. His paintings has proved drastically influential in sociology, philosophy and cultural concept. Aesthetic Theory is Adorno's posthumous magnum opus and the fruits of a lifetime's research. Analysing the chic, the grotesque and the gorgeous, Adorno indicates how such thoughts body and distil human event and that it truly is human event that finally underlies aesthetics. In Adorno's formula 'art is the sedimented historical past of human misery'.

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