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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Does Art need to be understood? However, the writing is pretty loose and episodic.

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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. Art critic and philosopher Arthur C. It is Danto’s revelation of this novel philosophy that gives his book genuine merit.

Started a while ago, and finally finished it.

I like the accessibility of Danto’s book. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. 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 sarhol like Jeff Koons. This isn’t, in any way, a biography of Warhol.


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Danto succeeds in succinctly explaining what makes such objects high art. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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Andy Warhol by Arthur C. Danto

Nancy Elsamanoudi rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Sally Adler rated it it was amazing Jul 26, As an explanation to the uninitiated of Warho artistic innovation: 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.

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Critics often refer to Andy Warhol as the greatest artist of the second half of the 20th century, but Danto is the only author I am aware of who has defined this statement directly and methodically.

Read more Read less. Is there reason for another one? I have spoken with some lovers of art who also feel that much of what is warol read here after is a sort of con job. Danto traces the evolution of the pop artist, fanto his early reception, relationships with artists such as Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, and the Factory phenomenon.


Andy Warhol

Please try again later. The reader is not left behind in highbrow art definitions or in-depth analysis. He is an American art critic and professor of philosophy.

Open Preview See a Problem? It provides pretty decent insights on Warhol’s works, particularly their philosophical meaning and artistic significance. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Like all philosophers’ ponderings, this book is more about Arthur Danto than it is about Andy Warhol.

As always, Danto is brilliant in his light philosophy around Andy Warhol’s life and work. Account Options Sign in. Explore the Home Gift Guide.