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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It was novel in the sixties but as Andy when asked if art was going to get repetitive and churn out more and more of taffy pop that he had his pulse on he answered: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Mar 31, Myke Cole rated it really liked it.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It was a little too-something though. Danto suggests that “what makes him an American icon is that his arthhur matter is always something that the ordinary American understands: A ‘must read’ for pop art lovers.

And it was nice just to sit and read a well-written book on art. My total failure at doing so gave me a much healthier appreciation for pop artists, particularly Warhol.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. What makes something become art? Andh buying this book I strongly recommend to check on YouTube Mr.

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Danto helps readers to understand not only Warhol and his art, but what came just before and what has come since. 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. Read the book, read the article and then read Warhol’s Diaries. As an explanation to the uninitiated of Warhol’s artistic innovation: Danto’s assessment raises the obvious in Warhol’s work, essentially that it raised questions of what art is and what it is not.


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. Selected pages Title Page. Sometimes I talk to people who don’t consider themselves art lovers, they conceive of modern art as something of an inside joke. Don’t have a Kindle? Customers who bought this item also bought.

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The Window at Bonwits. Danto succeeds in succinctly explaining what makes such objects high art. Pages with related products. However, “Andy Warhol” is a lively little look not only at Warhol’s artjur, but how he helped changed how people look at art.

This is a very short book with some black and white illustrations. Was much less interested in the parts near the end all about the Moles and Solanas, but Danto t 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.


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Hardcoverpages. Browse our editors’ picks for the best books of the year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children’s books, and much more. 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.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery dantto local restaurants. I like the accessibility of Danto’s book. Danto identified the importance of his work at an early time.

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He is also the art critic for The Nation and an editor for the Journal of Philosophy. About the Author Arthur C. Started a while ago, and finally finished it. Critics often refer to Andy Warhol as the greatest artist of the second rathur of the 20th century, but Danto is the only author I am aware of who has defined this statement directly and methodically.

Mar 08, Steven rated it liked it Shelves: Danto’s personal philosophical opinion on this controversial but seminal artist.