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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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I have somehow made it through an entire undergrad education without really learning too much about Warhol a few days in Contemporary Art History, tops.

Danto makes his argument well, although I’m not sure I learned anything. It did not totally convince me to abandon a kind wzrhol animosity for Warhol despite liking some of his work, especially his very early work with everyday objects. 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.

Dec 13, Andres Root rated it really liked it. The clear inference, made express elsewhere in Danto’s writings, is that intentionality is somehow essential to art. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to dqnto to the next or previous heading. Danto’s personal philosophical opinion on this controversial but seminal artist. Learn more about Amazon Prime.


Barry rated it really liked it Oct 26, Though the book is not a biographical work, it touches on all the important aspects of Warhol’s life.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. He gives readers a context that helps them understand the changes Warhol brought to the idea of what art is It was a little too-something though.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Dec 18, Christina rated it did not like anxy. Like all philosophers’ ponderings, this book is more about Arthur Danto than it is about Andy Warhol. Dec 21, Zhiyi Li rated it really liked it.

Andy Warhol by Arthur C. Danto

Danto suggests arghur “what makes him an American icon is that his subject matter is always something that the ordinary American understands: Danto is very clear about his sources and what is his opinion or not. Danto No preview available – What did Warhol do to change all the aandy answers we knew to these questions? Andy Warhol Icons of America Series. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Underlying the important contribution of Andy! So, the b Ah another book on Warhol. Danto’s assessment raises the obvious in Warhol’s work, essentially that it raised questions of what art is and what it is not.

Andy Warhol

It provides pretty decent warhoo on Warhol’s works, particularly their philosophical meaning and artistic significance. 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.

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.


Before buying this book I strongly recommend to check on YouTube Mr. Oct 06, Debra Komar rated it liked it. I have spoken with some lovers of art who also feel that much of what aney contemporary read here after is a sort of con job. Religion and Common Experience. I remember as a kid thinking that Andy Warhol didn’t do art — and then I tried to draw a soup can.

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Does Art need to be beautiful? Danto suggests that “what makes him an American icon is that his subject matter is always something that the ordinary American understands: The Transfiguration of the Commonplace: English Choose a language for shopping. It was fun in the s it’s not so fun anymore. This short book was a great introduction to Warhol’s life and art. This is vanto very short book I love art but am not in love with biographies of artists.

The Andy Warhol Diaries. Ah another book on Warhol. 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 view.

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