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By Richard Leppert

Virginia Woolf famously claimed that, round December 1910, human personality replaced. Aesthetic Technologies addresses how tune (especially opera), the phonograph, and movie served as cultural brokers facilitating the various striking social, creative, and cultural shifts that characterised the hot century and lots more and plenty of what lengthy thereafter, even to the current. 3 tropes are primary: the tensions and traumas—cultural, social, and personal—associated with modernity; alterations in human subjectivity and its engagement and illustration in track and picture; and the extra basic societal impression of recent media, sound recording (the improvement of the phonograph in particular), and the severe function performed through early-century opera recording. A vital concentration of the booklet is the conflicted courting in Western modernity to nature, quite as nature is perceived against tradition and articulated via track, movie, and sound as brokers of primary, occasionally stunning transformation. The booklet considers the sound/vision international of modernity filtered throughout the lens of aesthetic modernism and swift technological swap, and the impression of either, skilled with the prescient experience that there might be no turning back.

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