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Unnatural wonders : essays from the gap between art and life

Author: Arthur C Danto
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2007]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that aesthetic considerations no longer play a central role in the experience and critique of art. Instead art addresses us in our humanity, as men and women who seek meaning in the "unnatural  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur C Danto
ISBN: 9780231141154 0231141157
OCLC Number: 144548359
Notes: Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2005.
Includes index.
Description: xxii, 384 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : art criticism after the end of art --
Whitney biennial 2000 --
'Making choices' at MoMA --
Chardin --
Tilman Riemenschneider --
Damien Hirst --
Barbara Kruger --
Yoko Ono --
Sean Scully --
Paul McCarthy --
Sol LeWitt --
Rene Cox: Yo mama's last supper --
William Kentridge --
Picasso érotique --
Art and 9/11 --
Philip Guston --
Philip Guston: the Nixon drawings --
Alberto Giacometti --
Norman Rockwell --
Surrealism and eroticism --
Artemisia Gentileschi --
Gerhard Richter --
Barnett Newman and heroic sublime --
Joan Mitchell --
The art of 9/11: one year later --
Reflections on Robert Mangold's curled figure and column paintings --
The Park Avenue Cubists --
Leonardo's drawings --
Matthew Barney's Cremaster cycle --
Christian Schad and the Sachlichkeit of sex --
Kazimir Malevich --
Max Beckmann --
Whitney biennial 2004 --
John Currin --
Dieter Roth --
Banality and celebration: the art of Jeff Koons --
Two installations by Joshua Neustein --
Kalliphobia in contemporary art; or: What ever happened to beauty? --
The world as warehouse: Fluxus and philosophy --
Painting and politics --
The fly in the fly bottle: the explantion and critical judgment of works of art.
Responsibility: Arthur C. Danto.

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Borrowing his concept from Hegel, respected critic Arthur C. Danto observes that unlike the centuries of art made for spiritual needs, the art of our time has generally lost the power to communicate Read more...

 
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