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The transfiguration of the commonplace : a philosophy of art

Author: Arthur C Danto
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1981.
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"Mr. Danto argues that recent developments in the artworld, in particular the production of works of art that cannot be told from ordinary things, make urgent the need for a new theory of art and make plain the factors such a theory can and cannot involve. In the course of constructing such a theory, he seeks to demonstrate the relationship between philosophy and art, as well as the connections that hold between art  Read more...
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Danto, Arthur Coleman, 1924-
Transfiguration of the commonplace.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1981
(OCoLC)568041584
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur C Danto
ISBN: 9780674903463 0674903463 9780674903456 0674903455
OCLC Number: 6487499
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Works of art and mere real things --
Content and causation --
Philosophy of art --
Aesthetics and the work of art --
Interpretation and identification --
Works of art and mere representations --
Metaphor, expression, and style.
Responsibility: Arthur C. Danto.

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Danto argues that recent developments in art--in particular the production of works that cannot be told from ordinary things--make urgent the need for a new theory of art. He demonstrates the  Read more...

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One of the most philosophically interesting books to date in the philosophy of art. Concerned with defining 'work of art'...Danto demonstrates an enviable breadth of knowledge in both philosophy and Read more...

 
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