Focus on Danto – Arthur Danto’s Andy Warhol. Leitmotiv – 0/ http://www. Warhol’s philosophical contribution actually manifests. In a work of great wisdom and insight, art critic and philosopher Arthur Danto delivers a compact, masterful tour of Andy Warhol’s personal. Former Nation art critic and Columbia philosophy professor emeritus Danto (After the End of Art) argues that Andy Warhol radically redefined.

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I think now we are drowning in the wave he saw in its leading edge. Mar 08, Steven earhol it liked it Shelves: Those who have believed that Danto was an important guide through the philosophy of art may begin to wonder if the guide will return to providing new insights.

I have spoken with some lovers of art who also feel that much of what is contemporary read here after is a sort of con job. Danto brings to bear encyclopedic knowledge of Warhol’s wwarhol and shows us Warhol as an endlessly multidimensional figure–artist, political activist, filmmaker, writer, philosopher–who retains permanent residence in our national imagination.

It seems Warhol’s art was a social commentary on the postwar world where factory products could be churned out like Campbell’s soup or Brillo boxes. One, is that Warhol is very much part of the mainstream American taste for consumer items, like yes, the soup – but he also quite subversive in his own manner as well.

Andy Warhol by Arthur C. Danto

Mar 31, Myke Cole rated it really liked it. What’s the difference between an ordinary object and art? Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. That is probably why it took me so long to finish it.


Triin rated it really liked it Oct 26, So, the b Ah another book on Warhol. Started a while ago, and finally finished it. It is Danto’s revelation of this novel philosophy that gives his book genuine merit. I have somehow made it through an entire undergrad education without really andg too much about Warhol a few days in Contemporary Art History, tops.

He is an American art critic and professor of philosophy. Published October 20th by Yale University Press first published Thanks to Francis Fukuyama for the exploitation of the first thesis – The End of History and for Fred Jameson and Arthur Danto for the exploitation of the second, I can emphasize that Hegel was not so wrong as he was right. Considering the breadth of Warhol’s work, such narrowness is welcome, but it yields a number of troubling generalizations and omissions.

Is there reason for another one? For instance, Danto draws too neat a line between Warhol’s pre- and post work although I give him credit for resisting the myth that the shift in Warhol’s artistic approach was caused entirely by his brush with death in establishing an “important” Andy Warhol and a merely “iconic” Andy Warhol.

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You may wind up Googling most of the names in order to figure out what Danto’s trying to describe. Andj feels more like a lengthy journal article, rather than a book it is very short and sparsely illustrated. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.


Danto suggests that “what makes him an American icon is that his subject matter is arhhur something that the ordinary American understands: The Transfiguration of the Commonplace: Books by Arthur C.

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Andy Warhol

Who Was Andy Warhol? Items can be more than they appear a Brillo Box can be art just as an ordinary cup could have been the Holy Grail or as Jesus is not just a man as you would imagine This short book was a great introduction to Warhol’s life and art.

A truly good piece if you are interested in learning more about Warhol and his influences, but as well serves as a good introduction to Danto’s own philosophy. After this volume one can not rely on the assumption. Preview — Andy Warhol by Arthur C. How can we define a piece of art?

Andyy 18, Christina rated it did not like it. I wouldn’t recommend this to anybody. A Philosophy of Art Arthur C. So, the book is not essential by any means, but a good introduction to Warhol and his world. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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