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After the End of Art

Contemporary Art and the Pale of History

After the End of Art( )
Author: Danto, Arthur C.
Series title:The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts Ser.
ISBN:978-0-691-01173-8
Publication Date:Dec 1996
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $42.50
Book Description:

Over a decade ago, Arthur Danto announced that art ended in the sixties. Ever since this declaration, he has been at the forefront of a radical critique of the nature of art in our time. After the End of Art presents Danto's first full-scale reformulation of his original insight, showing how, with the eclipse of abstract expressionism, art has deviated irrevocably from the narrative course that Vasari helped define for it in the Renaissance. Moreover, he leads the way to a...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Art / History / General
Philosophy / History & Surveys / Modern
Art / Criticism & Theory
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.04 Inches
Book Weight:1.188 Pounds
Author Biography
Danto, Arthur C. (Author)
Art critic and philosopher Arthur C. Danto was born in 1924. He received a B.A. from Wayne State University in 1948 and a M.A. and a Ph.D. from Columbia University, in 1949 and 1952, respectively. He began teaching at Columbia University in 1951 and has been a professor since 1966. He has received many fellowships and grants including two Guggenheims, ACLS, and Fulbright, and has served as Vice-President and President of the American Philosophical Association, as well as President of the American Society for Aesthetics. His book Encounters and Reflections: Art in the Historical Present, a collection of art criticism, won the 1990 National Book Critics Circle Prize for Criticism. He is also the art critic for The Nation and an editor for the Journal of Philosophy.

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