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Danto, Arthur C. 1924-2013

Works: 535 works in 1,988 publications in 12 languages and 50,024 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions  History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biography  Juvenile works  Self-portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, zxx, Creator, Secretary, Interviewee, Speaker, win, wst, Actor, pre, Dedicatee, Performer
Classifications: BH39, 700.1
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Nietzsche as philosopher by Arthur C Danto( Book )

57 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Nietzsche as Philosopher, Arthur Danto provides an immensely valuable reassessment of this nineteenth-century thinker. By examining all of Nietzsche's writing--on knowledge, language, and philosophical psychology, as well as morality--Danto locates and defines the enduring system and argument behind the brilliant fragmented polemics. He reveals surprising ways in which Nietzsche anticipated moves in contemporary analytic philosophy
After the end of art : contemporary art and the pale of history by Arthur C Danto( Book )

53 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Vassari helped define for it in the Renaissance. Moreover, he leads the way to a new type of criticism that can help us understand art in a posthistorical age - where, for example, an artist can produce a work in the style of Rembrandt to create a visual pun, and where traditional theories cannot explain the difference between Andy Warhol's Brillo Box and the product found in the grocery store. Here we are engaged in a series of insightful and entertaining conversations on the most relevant aesthetic and philosophical issues of art, conducted by an especially acute observer of the art scene today. Originally delivered as the prestigious Mellon Lectures on the Fine Arts, these writings cover art history, pop art, "people's art," the future role of museums, and the critical contributions of Clement Greenberg - who helped make sense of modernism for viewers over two generations ago through an aesthetics-based criticism
Connections to the world : the basic concepts of philosophy by Arthur C Danto( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Paul Sartre by Arthur C Danto( Book )

47 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sympathetic and systematic reconstruction of Sartre's philosophy, explaining its relation to other major philosophical theories. Among the themes elucidated are the relation between reality and our representation of it; the parities between language and consciousness; the relationship between the world as it may be and as we structure it in our interventions as engaged beings; the conceptual interdependence of the self and others; and the connections between factual beliefs and systems of value.--Adapted from book jacket
Analytical philosophy of history by Arthur C Danto( Book )

75 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Warhol by Arthur C Danto( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a work of great wisdom and insight, art critic and philosopher Arthur Danto delivers a compact, masterful tour of Andy Warhol's personal, artistic, and philosophical transformations. Danto traces the evolution of the pop artist, including his early reception, relationships with artists such as Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, and the Factory phenomenon. He offers close readings of individual Warhol works, including their social context and philosophical dimensions, key differences with predecessors such as Marcel Duchamp, and parallels with successors like Jeff Koons. Danto brings to bear encyclopedic knowledge of Warhol's time and shows us Warhol as an endlessly multidimensional figure - artist, political activist, filmmaker, writer, philosopher who retains permanent residence in our national imagination. Danto suggests that "what makes him an American icon is that his subject matter is always something that the ordinary American understands: everything, or nearly everything he made art out of came straight out of the daily lives of very ordinary Americans ... The tastes and values of ordinary persons all at once were inseparable from advanced art."--Jacket
The philosophical disenfranchisement of art by Arthur C Danto( Book )

31 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this text, first published in 1986, the author explored the inextricably linked but often misunderstood relationship between art and philosophy. In this new edition, Jonathan Gilmore provides a foreword discussing how scholarship has changed in response to it
Mysticism and morality : oriental thought and moral philosophy by Arthur C Danto( Book )

31 editions published between 1444 and 1988 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transfiguration of the commonplace : a philosophy of art by Arthur C Danto( Book )

36 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 and social institutions and art history. The book distinguishes what belongs to artistic theory from what has traditionally been confused with it, namely aesthetic theory and offers as well a systematic account of metaphor, expression, and style, together with an original account 0f artistic representation. A wealth of examples, drawn especially from recent and contemporary art, illuminate the argument"--Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, LLC
Encounters & reflections : art in the historical present by Arthur C Danto( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a collection of essays on modern art covering such artists as Andy Warhol, David Hockney, and Robert Mapplethorpe
Philosophy of science by Arthur C Danto( Book )

72 editions published between 1960 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the brillo box : the visual arts in post-historical perspective by Arthur C Danto( Book )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ground-breaking contribution to contemporary thinking about aesthetics, Arthur C. Danto's new collection of interconnected essays grapples with the most challenging issues in art today, among them the problems of contemporary pluralism and the dilemmas of censorship and state support for artists. Andy Warhol's Brillo Box of 1964 constituted a radical attack on traditional definitions of the artwork and, in Danto's view, brought the history of Western art to a close. Beyond the Brillo Box considers the aftermath and the consequences of Warhol's work on three levels. Danto first discusses what he calls the master narrative of Western art, showing how even the most revolutionary pre-Pop movements were nourished by a common conception of art which lay securely within the Western tradition, and contrasting this tradition to parallel narratives in the East and in Africa. He then takes up the current, post-historical period, which began with Warhol and the collision of "high" and "low" art, and discusses how the pluralism it engendered has changed the way art is made, perceived, and exhibited. Finally, Danto addresses the philosophical idea of the master narrative from Plato to Wittgenstein and beyond by exploring the ways art has a history, the different kinds of history it has in different cultures, and the degree to which narratives are real and not simply intellectual constructs. Arthur C. Danto's criticism, which has been published principally in The Nation, since 1984, has made him one of our leading art critics. Here he discusses the philosophical concerns that underlie his provocative and illuminating engagements with the art of our time. Urgently committed yet always witty and deeply humane, Danto is the most enlightening--and exciting--thinker about the problems of aesthetics today. Beyond the Brillo Box is a work of immediate--and more than immediate--importance
The sculpture of Louise Nevelson : constructing a legend by Louise Nevelson( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a catalog of an exhibition showcasing the works of the American sculptor and artist
Art on the edge and over : searching for art's meaning in contemporary society, 1970s-1990s by Linda Weintraub( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This one-of-a-kind resource is composed of 35 easy-to-read, chapter-long essays that each cover a particular deviation from conventional art practices (such as smell as an aesthetic ingredient, shopping as a creative process or blood, pollen, discarded dolls and toxic earth as a medium of expression.) Within each chapter, the theme discussed is illuminated by and elucidates the work of one particular artist (such as Laurie Simmons, Wolfgang Laib, On Kawara, Marina Abramovic, Gilbert and George, David Hammons, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Salle, Janine Antoni, Rosemarie Trockel, Andres Serrano, Carolee Schneemann, Barbara Kruger, Vito Acconci, and Mike Kelley). An easy-to-follow guide to the unconventional art of our contemporaries, Art on the Edge and Over is a vital resource for all those interested in art history, studio art, aesthetics, and contemporary society
Playing with the edge : the photographic achievement of Robert Mapplethorpe by Arthur C Danto( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductie tot het werk van de Amerikaanse fotograaf (1947-1989)
What art is by Arthur C Danto( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 defined by two essential criteria: meaning and embodiment, as well as one additional criterion contributed by the viewer: interpretation. Danto crafts his argument in an accessible manner that engages with both philosophy and art across genres and eras, beginning with Plato's definition of art in The Republic, and continuing through the progress of art as a series of discoveries, including such innovations as perspective, chiaroscuro, and physiognomy. Danto concludes with a fascinating discussion of Andy Warhol's famous shipping cartons, which are visually indistinguishable from the everyday objects they represent. Throughout, Danto considers the contributions of philosophers including Descartes, Kant, and Hegel, and artists from Michelangelo and Poussin to Duchamp and Warhol, in this far-reaching examination of the interconnectivity and universality of aesthetic production."--Publisher's website
Analytical philosophy of knowledge by Arthur C Danto( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A central theme of this book is that the main problems of philosophy and certainly the main traditional problems in the theory of knowledge, concern the space between language and the world. Professor Danto distinguishes between descriptive concepts, concerned with saying how the world is and semantic concepts, which have to do with the application of descriptions of the world. Failure to make these distinctions is responsible for a class of seemingly irresolvable disputes over the foundations of knowledge; but when the distinction is appreciated, a plausible philosophical theory of what it is to know the world can be framed which is free from the standard scepticisms."--Publisher
Redgrooms by Arthur C Danto( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Red Grooms is the first book to cover Grooms' fifty-year career to the present. This volume includes many of his best-known and extravagant life-sized environments of stores, subways, city scenes, and a rodeo, as well as new work and personal photographs that have never before been seen. Many of his three-dimensional sculpto-pictoramas appear in full-color and can be viewed up-close for the first time, such as Moby Dick Meets the New York Public Library, Tennessee Fox Trot Carousel, and The Marathon. The book also showcases his drawings and prints."--Jacket
What philosophy is : a guide to the elements by Arthur C Danto( Book )

26 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body/body problem : selected essays by Arthur C Danto( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in The Body/Body Problem, spanning more than twenty-five years, highlight the inseparability of philosophy and art in Arthur C. Danto's work. Here Danto explores the traditional philosophical question of how, as creatures with minds and bodies, we represent - and misrepresent - actual and possible worlds. Addressing philosophical questions of mental representation, Danto presents his distinctive approach to some of the most enduring topics in philosophy
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After the end of art : contemporary art and the pale of history
Alternative Names
Arthur C. Danto

Arthur C. Danto amerikanischer Philosoph und Kunstkritiker

Arthur Coleman Danto

Arthur Danto Amerikaans auteur

Arthur Danto amerikansk kunstkritiker og filosof

Arthur Danto critico d'arte statunitense

Coleman Danto, Arthur 1924-2013

Danto Arthur

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Danto Arthur 1924-2013

Danto Arthur C.

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Danto, Arthur C. 1924-2013

Danto, Arthur C. (Arthur Coleman), 1924-

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Danto, Arthur Coleman 1924-2013

Данто, Артур

Данто, Артур 1924-2013

Данто, Артур С.

Данто, Артур С 1924-2013

דאנטו, ארתור ק 1924-

דאנטו, ארתור ק., 1924-2013

דנטו, ארתור ק 1924-

דנטו, ארתור קולמן, 1924-2013

آرثر سي. دانتو، 1924-

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단토, 아서 1924-2013

단토, 아서 C. 1924-2013

단토, 아서 콜먼 1924-2013


ダントー, アーサー・C.

ダントウ, アーサー・C


After the end of art : contemporary art and the pale of historyConnections to the world : the basic concepts of philosophyAnalytical philosophy of historyAndy WarholThe philosophical disenfranchisement of artMysticism and morality : oriental thought and moral philosophyThe transfiguration of the commonplace : a philosophy of artEncounters & reflections : art in the historical present