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Danto, Arthur C. 1924-2013

Works: 442 works in 1,493 publications in 14 languages and 44,380 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Introductions  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Creator, Speaker, Secretary, Dedicatee, Interviewee, Other, Actor, Performer
Classifications: BH39, 193
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Nietzsche as philosopher by Arthur C Danto ( Book )
61 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Few philosophers are as widely read or as widely misunderstood as Friedrich Nietzsche. When Danto's classic study was first published in 1965, many regarded Nietzsche as a brilliant but somewhat erratic thinker. Danto, however, presented a radically different picture, arguing that Nietzsche offered a systematic and coherent philosophy that anticipated many of the questions that define contemporary philosophy. Danto's clear and insightful commentaries helped canonize Nietzsche as a philosopher and continue to illuminate subtleties in Nietzsche's work as well as his immense contributions to
The body/body problem selected essays by Arthur C Danto ( )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essays in The Body/Body Problem, spanning more than twenty-five years, highlight the inseparability of philosophy and art in Arthur C. Danto's work. Here Danto explores the traditional philosophical question of how, as creatures with minds and bodies, we represent - and misrepresent - actual and possible worlds. Addressing philosophical questions of mental representation, Danto presents his distinctive approach to some of the most enduring topics in philosophy
Andy Warhol by Arthur C Danto ( Book )
20 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a work of great wisdom and insight, art critic and philosopher Arthur Danto delivers a compact, masterful tour of Andy Warhol's personal, artistic, and philosophical transformations. 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. 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. Danto brings to bear encyclopedic knowledge of Warhol's time and shows us Warhol as an endlessly multidimensional figure - artist, political activist, filmmaker, writer, philosopher who retains permanent residence in our national imagination. Danto suggests that "what makes him an American icon is that his subject matter is always something that the ordinary American understands: everything, or nearly everything he made art out of came straight out of the daily lives of very ordinary Americans ... The tastes and values of ordinary persons all at once were inseparable from advanced art."--Jacket
Connections to the world : the basic concepts of philosophy by Arthur C Danto ( Book )
23 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the end of art : contemporary art and the pale of history by Arthur C Danto ( Book )
28 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over a decade ago, Arthur Danto announced that art ended in the sixties. Ever since this declaration, he has been at the forefront of a radical critique of the nature of art in our time. After the End of Art presents Danto's first full-scale reformulation of his original insight, showing how, with the eclipse of abstract expressionism, art has deviated irrevocably from the narrative course that Vassari helped define for it in the Renaissance. Moreover, he leads the way to a new type of criticism that can help us understand art in a posthistorical age - where, for example, an artist can produce a work in the style of Rembrandt to create a visual pun, and where traditional theories cannot explain the difference between Andy Warhol's Brillo Box and the product found in the grocery store. Here we are engaged in a series of insightful and entertaining conversations on the most relevant aesthetic and philosophical issues of art, conducted by an especially acute observer of the art scene today. Originally delivered as the prestigious Mellon Lectures on the Fine Arts, these writings cover art history, pop art, "people's art," the future role of museums, and the critical contributions of Clement Greenberg - who helped make sense of modernism for viewers over two generations ago through an aesthetics-based criticism
The transfiguration of the commonplace : a philosophy of art by Arthur C Danto ( Book )
61 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mr. Danto argues that recent developments in the artworld, in particular the production of works of art that cannot be told from ordinary things, make urgent the need for a new theory of art and make plain the factors such a theory can and cannot involve. In the course of constructing such a theory, he seeks to demonstrate the relationship between philosophy and art, as well as the connections that hold between art and social institutions and art history. The book distinguishes what belongs to artistic theory from what has traditionally been confused with it, namely aesthetic theory and offers as well a systematic account of metaphor, expression, and style, together with an original account 0f artistic representation. A wealth of examples, drawn especially from recent and contemporary art, illuminate the argument"--Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, LLC
Jean-Paul Sartre by Arthur C Danto ( Book )
38 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Mysticism and morality: oriental thought and moral philosophy by Arthur C Danto ( Book )
32 editions published between 1444 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analytical philosophy of history by Arthur C Danto ( Book )
65 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The philosophical disenfranchisement of art by Arthur C Danto ( Book )
30 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this text, first published in 1986, the author explored the inextricably linked but often misunderstood relationship between art and philosophy. In this new edition, Jonathan Gilmore provides a foreword discussing how scholarship has changed in response to it
Encounters & reflections : art in the historical present by Arthur C Danto ( Book )
23 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and Finnish and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides a collection of essays on modern art covering such artists as Andy Warhol, David Hockney, and Robert Mapplethorpe
Philosophy of science by Arthur C Danto ( Book )
48 editions published between 1960 and 1974 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sculpture of Louise Nevelson : constructing a legend by Louise Nevelson ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a catalog of an exhibition showcasing the works of the American sculptor and artist
Beyond the brillo box : the visual arts in post-historical perspective by Arthur C Danto ( Book )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A ground-breaking contribution to contemporary thinking about aesthetics, Arthur C. Danto's new collection of interconnected essays grapples with the most challenging issues in art today, among them the problems of contemporary pluralism and the dilemmas of censorship and state support for artists. Andy Warhol's Brillo Box of 1964 constituted a radical attack on traditional definitions of the artwork and, in Danto's view, brought the history of Western art to a close. Beyond the Brillo Box considers the aftermath and the consequences of Warhol's work on three levels. Danto first discusses what he calls the master narrative of Western art, showing how even the most revolutionary pre-Pop movements were nourished by a common conception of art which lay securely within the Western tradition, and contrasting this tradition to parallel narratives in the East and in Africa. He then takes up the current, post-historical period, which began with Warhol and the collision of "high" and "low" art, and discusses how the pluralism it engendered has changed the way art is made, perceived, and exhibited. Finally, Danto addresses the philosophical idea of the master narrative from Plato to Wittgenstein and beyond by exploring the ways art has a history, the different kinds of history it has in different cultures, and the degree to which narratives are real and not simply intellectual constructs. Arthur C. Danto's criticism, which has been published principally in The Nation, since 1984, has made him one of our leading art critics. Here he discusses the philosophical concerns that underlie his provocative and illuminating engagements with the art of our time. Urgently committed yet always witty and deeply humane, Danto is the most enlightening--and exciting--thinker about the problems of aesthetics today. Beyond the Brillo Box is a work of immediate--and more than immediate--importance
Playing with the edge : the photographic achievement of Robert Mapplethorpe by Arthur C Danto ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What art is by Arthur C Danto ( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What is it to be a work of art? Renowned author and critic Arthur C. Danto addresses this fundamental, complex question. Part philosophical monograph and part memoiristic meditation, What Art Is challenges the popular interpretation that art is an indefinable concept, instead bringing to light the properties that constitute universal meaning. Danto argues that despite varied approaches, a work of art is always defined by two essential criteria: meaning and embodiment, as well as one additional criterion contributed by the viewer: interpretation. Danto crafts his argument in an accessible manner that engages with both philosophy and art across genres and eras, beginning with Plato's definition of art in The Republic, and continuing through the progress of art as a series of discoveries, including such innovations as perspective, chiaroscuro, and physiognomy. Danto concludes with a fascinating discussion of Andy Warhol's famous shipping cartons, which are visually indistinguishable from the everyday objects they represent. Throughout, Danto considers the contributions of philosophers including Descartes, Kant, and Hegel, and artists from Michelangelo and Poussin to Duchamp and Warhol, in this far-reaching examination of the interconnectivity and universality of aesthetic production."--Publisher's website
Art on the edge and over : searching for art's meaning in contemporary society, 1970s-1990s by Linda Weintraub ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This one-of-a-kind resource is composed of 35 easy-to-read, chapter-long essays that each cover a particular deviation from conventional art practices (such as smell as an aesthetic ingredient, shopping as a creative process or blood, pollen, discarded dolls and toxic earth as a medium of expression.) Within each chapter, the theme discussed is illuminated by and elucidates the work of one particular artist (such as Laurie Simmons, Wolfgang Laib, On Kawara, Marina Abramovic, Gilbert and George, David Hammons, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Salle, Janine Antoni, Rosemarie Trockel, Andres Serrano, Carolee Schneemann, Barbara Kruger, Vito Acconci, and Mike Kelley). An easy-to-follow guide to the unconventional art of our contemporaries, Art on the Edge and Over is a vital resource for all those interested in art history, studio art, aesthetics, and contemporary society
What philosophy is; a guide to the elements by Arthur C Danto ( Book )
27 editions published between 1968 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analytical philosophy of action by Arthur C Danto ( Book )
19 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and German and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the philosophical problems associated with the concept of action. Professor Danto is concerned to isolate logically the notion of a 'basic action' and to examine the way in which context and intention, for example, can convert physiological movements into significant actions. He finds many suggestive parallels between the concepts - the logical architecture - of action and cognition and in developing this theme he becomes involved in and proposes new approaches to various long-standing problems connected with causality, determinism
Redgrooms by Arthur C Danto ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Coleman Danto, Arthur 1924-2013
Danto, Arthur
Danto, Arthur 1924-
Danto Arthur 1924-2013
Danto, Arthur C.
Danto, Arthur C. 1924-
Danto, Arthur C. 1924-2013
Danto, Arthur C. (Arthur Coleman), 1924-
Danto, Arthur Coleman
Danto, Arthur Coleman 1924-
Danto, Arthur Coleman 1924-2013
Данто, Артур 1924-2013
Данто, Артур С 1924-2013
דאנטו, ארתור ק 1924-
דנטו, ארתור ק 1924-
آرثر سي. دانتو، 1924-
ダント, アーサー・C
ダントウ, アーサー・C
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