Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics situates Charles Baudelaire in the middle of 19th-century media tradition. It bargains a radical learn of the function of newspapers, images, and precinematic units in Baudelaire's writings, whereas additionally discussing the cultural heritage of those media regularly. The publication unearths that Baudelaire was once no longer in simple terms encouraged via the recent media, yet that he performed with them, utilizing them as frames of belief and methods of experiencing the area. His writings show how diverse media reply to each other and the way the conventions of 1 medium could be paraphrased in one other medium. therefore, Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics argues that Baudelaire may be visible only as an recommend of “pure poetry,” yet as a poet in a media saturated atmosphere. It indicates that mediation, montage, and stream are good points which are imperative to Baudelaire's aesthetics and that his modernist aesthetics could be conceived of, to a wide measure, as a media aesthetics.
Highlighting Baudelaire's interplay with the media of his age, Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics discusses the ways that we reply to new media know-how, drawing on views from Walter Benjamin and Giorgio Agamben. Combining distinct study with modern thought, the booklet opens up new views on Baudelaire's writings, the determine of the flâneur, and modernist aesthetics.