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What art is

Author: Arthur C Danto
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What is it to be a work of art? Renowned author and critic Arthur C. Danto addresses this fundamental, complex question. Part philosophical monograph and part memoiristic meditation, What Art Is challenges the popular interpretation that art is an indefinable concept, instead bringing to light the properties that constitute universal meaning. Danto argues that despite varied approaches, a work of art is always  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur C Danto
ISBN: 9780300174878 030017487X 9780300205718 0300205716 0812693728 9780812693720 0812693736 9780812693737
OCLC Number: 805831531
Description: xii, 174 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Wakeful dreams --
Restoration and meaning --
The body in philosophy and art --
The end of the contest: the paragone between painting and photography --
Kant and the work of art --
The future of aesthetics.
Responsibility: Arthur C. Danto.

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. . . arguably the most inspired interpreter of the increasingly abstruse art world that emerged during the past half century. In What Art Is, Danto's freewheeling erudition and knack for unpacking Read more...

 
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