Among the foremost members of the Frankfurt School, Theodor Adorno launched a tirade against the modern world. With an arsenal of unsupported assertions strung together without obvious connecting elements, Adorno set out to critique what he called the "phantasmagoria" of commodity consumption.
The spiritual, the sublime, infinity itself: all seem to hover beneath the translucent surfaces of Mark Rothko's blurred and veil-like rectangles. The brilliantly colored blocks of his best-known works, distillations of all that this Lithuanian-born immigrant had learned during his first 15 years of
"Hands off! I do not molest what I photograph, I do not meddle, and I do not arrange." Thus Dorthea Lange, admired as one of America's most committed social photographers, stated her philosophy and her working principles. Lange began her career as an independent portrait photographer in San Fran