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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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Andy Warhol

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Warhol’s fifteen minutes are not up. He also expresses that a lot of the content of this book is largely subjective. Aug 12, Zachary rated it liked it. One could always assume arthu his writings would be interesting and often provocative. The reader is not left behind in highbrow art definitions or in-depth analysis.

Andy Warhol (Icons of America): Arthur C. Danto: : Books

Danto suggests that “what makes him an American icon is that his subject matter is always something that the ordinary American understands: The last chapter drew in religous examples and talked a little about the Catholic Imagination. Danto’s assessment raises the obvious in Warhol’s work, essentially that it raised questions of what art is and what it is not. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Warhol and the Sixties Steven Watson 4. Danto’s personal philosophical opinion on this controversial but seminal artist. This is not a biography of Warhol. After this volume one can not rely on the assumption. Rather, it is an extended, academic essay by Danto outlining why Warhol was a significant force in the modern art world.


Write a customer review. Icons of America Paperback: It’s a short, engaging read and will leave you wanting to learn more about the man, his times, and most of all, contemporary art from Warhol’s reverberations in the 60s all the way up to their obvious outcomes today. 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.

Warhol was an early adopter in commenting through his art on this pre Artbur of Warhol’s art and its meaning. Published October 20th by Yale University Press arthru published Mar 22, Rena Sherwood rated it liked it Shelves: Nancy Elsamanoudi rated it it was amazing Sep 16, He began teaching at Columbia University in and has been a professor since What’s the difference between an ordinary object and art? Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Andy Warhol by Arthur C. Danto

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. The Window at Bonwits. This is a very quick read, and I think for the Warhol curious, it will them check out other books -and hopefully the artwork and the films.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. He is an American art critic and professor of philosophy.

Does Art need to be understood? Dec 18, Christina rated it did not like it. Though the book is not a biographical work, it touches on all the important aspects of Warhol’s life. Items can be more than they appear a Brillo Box can be art just as an ordinary cup could have been the Holy Grail or as Jesus is not just a man as you would imagine This short book was a great introduction to Warhol’s life and art.


Sometimes good ideas are shocking, but not everything that shocks is good, I guess. Danto was born in 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 Rorschach 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 and enacted business practice.

The author suggests that anything can be art, but only if an artist intends it to be so. The tastes and values of ordinary persons all at once were inseparable from advanced art. Please try again later. Aug 26, Tosh rated it really liked it.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. What makes something become art? 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. Andy Warhol Arthur C.

They tend to be so esoteric that I pretty well get disgusted by the whole art world.