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Revolutionary Romanticism

Revolutionary Romanticism AbstractThis is an abridged translation of a manifesto article, first published in French in 1957, by the Marxist philosopher and sociologist Henri Lefebvre. It argues for a new “revolutionary romanticism” as an appropriate aesthetic for Western anti-capitalist movements outside the party-form. Beginning with an assessment of the subjective alienation of everyday life, he proposes that a revolutionary culture could be founded upon a valorization of the future and “the possible.” He argues that the romanticism of this approach is materialist in new terms by presenting a theoretical account of subjective transcendence founded upon the future. The text critically describes and anticipates the aesthetic adopted by the Situationist International. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Art in Translation Taylor & Francis

Revolutionary Romanticism

Art in Translation , Volume 4 (3): 13 – Sep 1, 2012

Revolutionary Romanticism

Abstract

AbstractThis is an abridged translation of a manifesto article, first published in French in 1957, by the Marxist philosopher and sociologist Henri Lefebvre. It argues for a new “revolutionary romanticism” as an appropriate aesthetic for Western anti-capitalist movements outside the party-form. Beginning with an assessment of the subjective alienation of everyday life, he proposes that a revolutionary culture could be founded upon a valorization of the future and “the...
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Taylor & Francis
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© 2012 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC
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1756-1310
DOI
10.2752/175613112X13376070683270
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Abstract

AbstractThis is an abridged translation of a manifesto article, first published in French in 1957, by the Marxist philosopher and sociologist Henri Lefebvre. It argues for a new “revolutionary romanticism” as an appropriate aesthetic for Western anti-capitalist movements outside the party-form. Beginning with an assessment of the subjective alienation of everyday life, he proposes that a revolutionary culture could be founded upon a valorization of the future and “the possible.” He argues that the romanticism of this approach is materialist in new terms by presenting a theoretical account of subjective transcendence founded upon the future. The text critically describes and anticipates the aesthetic adopted by the Situationist International.

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Art in TranslationTaylor & Francis

Published: Sep 1, 2012

Keywords: Marxism; materialism; philosophy in art; revolutionary romanticism; aesthetics; situationist

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