Search for dissertations about: "HUMANITIES and RELIGION Aesthetic subjects Art"

Found 1 swedish dissertation containing the words HUMANITIES and RELIGION Aesthetic subjects Art.

  1. 1. Nihilism, Art, and Technology

    Author : Sven-Olov Wallenstein; Staffan Carlshamre; Arnfinn Bö-Rygg; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; nihilism; art; technology; avant-garde; architecture; critical theory; Martin Heidegger; Walter Benjamin; Ernst Jünger; Mies van der Rohe; Philosophy subjects; Filosofiämnen; Theoretical Philosophy; teoretisk filosofi;

    Abstract : The thesis investigates the role of technology in the formation of the artistic avant-garde, along with various forms of philosophical reflection on this development, with a particular emphasis on Heidegger. Setting out from an analysis of three paradigmatic cases in the interplay between art and technology—the invention of photography, the shift from Futurism to Constructivism, and the interpretation of technology in debates on architectural theory in the 1920s and ’30s—it proceeds to a discussion of three philosophical responses to this development, those found in Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, and Ernst Jünger, all of which share a certain avant-garde sensibility and a notion of art as a response to nihilism. READ MORE