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. Arthur Danto’s recent book, Andy Warhol, leads the reader through the story of the iconic American’s artistic life highlighted by a philosophical.

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Warhol, as Danto describes him, manifests himself in his art because he had transformed himself, in a way, into an icon of the times.

Sometimes good ideas are shocking, but not everything that shocks is good, I guess. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. However, “Andy Warhol” is a lively little look not only at Warhol’s career, but how he helped changed how people look at art.

Effective History and the End of Art: He also expresses that a lot of the content of this book is largely subjective. Ah another book on Warhol. The tastes and values of ordinary persons all at once were inseparable from advanced art. Probably too many to count.

Most interesting was the topic, “What is art? 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.

By focusing on Warhol’s art, and more importantly its reverberations through the global concept of art, rather than on the artist’s life, Danto provides a quick summary that gives philistines like myself a quick grasp on why we should give a damn.

Andy Warhol

Find it on Scholar. The Transfiguration of the Commonplaces. What makes something become art? He began teaching at Columbia University in and has been a professor since Arthur Danto’s Philosophy of Art.

He did do some great things, but he also seems to be one of the first artists who did not just push the envelope for the sake of art, but tried to explode it for the sake of fame and fortune.


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Andy Warhol by Arthur C. Danto

So this was a great little read-in-one-day introduction. Waarhol Logic and Mathematics. A truly good piece if you are interested in learning more about Warhol and his influences, but as well serves as a good introduction to Danto’s own philosophy.

To ask other readers questions about Andy Warholplease sign up. Aug 26, Tosh rated it really liked it. 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. Danto’s survey of Warhol’s work was written for the uninitiated and those who are maybe familiar with Warhol’s work, but might lack knowledge of the historical context into which his work was born.

I have spoken with some lovers of art who also feel that much of what is contemporary read here after is a sort of con job. Then again, I was never really much of a fan of Danto to begin with. How can we define a piece of art? This pragmatist notion that art should undermine the dichotomies that exist between art and life would, by some accounts, position Warhol to be the philosopher that Danto claims him to be, for he dissolved the philosophical questions posted by late modern aesthetic thinkers by creating art that imploded the accepted notions of art at the time.

I love art but am not in love with biographies of artists. 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.

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.


By Danto, Arthur C. Underlying the important contribution of Andy!

He received a B. He gives readers a context that helps them understand the changes Warhol brought to the idea of what art is Andy Warhol Arthur C. The space between the objects that Warhol duplicated and the art he produced in careful arthjr must be filled with an entire philosophy of art that simply could not have existed before Andy Warhol.

This isn’t, in any way, a biography of Warhol. Andy Warhol Icons of America Series. 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 arthru to value the reproduction more highly than the original, resulting in a failure to register Warhol’s genius.

It does talk about several of the moments and defining phases of the artist’s life and work, and what led him to get there, but to concentrate purely on his work and the place of it in the world of art.

warho, This short book was a great introduction to Warhol’s life and art. Michael Gerald Lafferty – unknown. Mar 08, Steven rated it liked it Shelves: What’s the difference between an ordinary object and art? Nancy Elsamanoudi rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Triin rated it really liked it Oct 26, I heard words like philosophy and ideas come up a lot. Well, first of all Danto is a good writer, and he points out what makes Warhol an interesting artist – a great one in fact.

Intention and Interpretation in Aesthetics.