Focus on Danto – Arthur Danto’s Andy Warhol. Leitmotiv – 0/ http://www. Warhol’s philosophical contribution actually manifests. In a work of great wisdom and insight, art critic and philosopher Arthur Danto delivers a compact, masterful tour of Andy Warhol’s personal. Former Nation art critic and Columbia philosophy professor emeritus Danto (After the End of Art) argues that Andy Warhol radically redefined.

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I enjoyed this book. Amazon Rapids Fun arthut for kids on the go. Danto traces the evolution of the pop artist, including his early reception, relationships with artists such as Jasper His interests span thought, feeling, philosophy of art, theories of representation, philosophical psychology, Hegel’s aesthetics, and the philosophers Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Arthur Schopenhauer.

He offers close readings of individual Warhol works, including their social context afthur philosophical dimensions, key differences with predecessors such as Marcel Duchamp, and parallels with successors like Jeff Koons.

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Does Art need to be beautiful? Who Was Andy Warhol? Bill rated it liked it Apr 19, Yale University Press Amazon. I have spoken with some lovers of art who also feel that much of what is contemporary read here after is a sort of con job. Danto helps readers to understand not only Warhol and his art, but w This book raised Andy Warhol’s importance to art in my eyes. Thanks to Francis Fukuyama for the exploitation of the first thesis – The End of Abdy and for Fred Jameson and Arthur Danto for the exploitation of the second, I can emphasize that Hegel was not so wrong as he was right.

A truly good piece if you are interested in learning more about Warhol and his influences, but as well serves as a good introduction to Danto’s own philosophy.


Nietzsche of course being the philosophical highlight of this with his Will to Power. 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.

Arthyr Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Barry rated it really liked it Oct 26, Here is where Warhol’s vision has gone.

However, “Andy Warhol” is a lively little look not only at Warhol’s career, but how he helped changed how people look at art. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jan 19, Giovana added it. Aug 26, Tosh rated it really liked it. The clear inference, made express elsewhere in Danto’s writings, is that intentionality is somehow essential to art. In pursuit of this narrative Danto also omits any mention of the brilliant work Warhol did with Jean-Michel Basquiat in the s or his Arhhur paintings and Polaroids of the s, choosing to focus only on what Warhol termed “business art” — art, such as commissioned portraits and dollar sign paintings, that celebrated dwnto enacted business practice.

The book even made me think about what Warhol might have done with the Internet. Write a customer review. Andy Warhol Icons of America. Books by Arthur C. Dec 18, Christina rated it did not like it.

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Most interesting was the topic, “What is art? Along the way he asserts that Warhol forced philosophers to redefine art, but goes on to say that he will not discuss this since he has written elsewhere of it. Danto quickly claims that this is not a biography of Warhol but rather a “study of what makes Warhol so fascinating as an artist from a philosophical point of arthjr. It seems Warhol’s art was a social commentary on the postwar world where factory products could be churned out like Campbell’s soup or Brillo boxes.


ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. He does not claim to hold the universal and absolute truth about Art, or Warhol, or that we should all agree with his point of view.

By focusing on Warhol’s art, and more importantly its reverberations through the global concept of art, rather than on the artist’s life, Danto provides a quick summary that gives philistines like myself a quick grasp on why we should give a damn. Back After arthut End of Art: Nancy Elsamanoudi rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Get to Know Us.

To a new viewer of one of Warhol’s Brillo boxes, which Danto believes to be among the most important sculptures of the 20th century, there may be no obvious reason to value the reproduction more highly than the original, resulting in a failure to register Warhol’s genius.

A wonderful summation of the basic philosophy of Warhol.

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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: He gives readers a context that helps them understand the changes Warhol brought to the idea of what art is Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is a eanto short book with some black and white illustrations. About the Author Arthur C. The last chapter drew in religous examples and talked a little about the Catholic Imagination. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The Transfiguration of the Commonplace: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.