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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Andy Warhol

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Sally Adler rated it it was amazing Jul 26, To ask other readers questions about Andy Warholplease sign up. Especially where Danto is writing about the Brillo Boxes – awesomeness. It is Danto’s revelation of this novel philosophy that gives his book genuine merit. For instance, Danto draws too neat a line between Artuhr pre- and post work although I give him credit for resisting the myth that the shift in Warhol’s artistic approach was caused entirely by his brush with death in establishing an “important” Andy Warhol and a merely “iconic” Andy Warhol.

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What makes something become art? Started a while ago, and finally finished it. Through their aesthetic articulations, artists initiate a process of social interaction.

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. No keywords specified fix it.

I enjoyed this book. Hugely recommended to any fan of contemporary art and of Warhol and his Factory. For instance, Danto draws too neat a line between Warhol’s pre- and post work although I give him credit for resisting the myth that the shift in Warhol’s artistic approach was caused en Arthur C. Mar 08, Steven rated it liked it Shelves: That is probably why it took me so long to finish it.

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: The Transfiguration of the Commonplaces. The brevity of Danto’s book makes it unsuitable as a biography or as a survey of Warhol’s career, and it will likely be of little general interest to anyone already familiar with Warhol’s life and work, but it redeems itself in two ways: So now we have plenty of art that opens the mind and increases our understanding of the world, art that is alive and fascinating, art that can represent all kinds of people and perspectives, but we also have plenty of art that can be really shocking and difficult to grasp.


Does Art ne Marvellous book that investigates and analyses the place that Andy Warhol’s work occupies in the World of Art, and looks further deeper into its philosophical meaning, of course, as Art.

Criticism, Philosophy and the Ends of Taste. Also, the cult of celebrity was something that was central to Warhol’s work. Edit this record Mark as duplicate Export citation Find it on Scholar Request removal from index Translate to english Revision history. Warhol’s fifteen minutes are not up. Warhol, as Danto describes him, manifests himself in his art because he had transformed himself, in a way, into an icon of the times.

You still need to have a good knowledge of art history and modern art, though.

Items can be more than they appear a Brillo Box can be art just as an anyd cup could have been the Holy Grail or as Jesus is not just a man as you would imagine by just looking at himbut God. He received a B. The tastes and values of ordinary persons all at once were inseparable from advanced art.

This isn’t, in any way, a biography of Warhol.

This book raised Andy Warhol’s importance to art in my eyes. History of Western Philosophy. The tastes warrhol values of ordinary persons all at once were inseparable from advanced art.

Want to Read saving…. This pragmatist notion that art should undermine the dichotomies that exist between art and life would, by some wargol, 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.


Andy Warhol by Arthur C. Danto

Open Preview See a Problem? Pq Baker rated it really liked it Jan 11, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. A great introduction to Warhol and his significance in the art world, especially for the uninitiated. Ddanto was a little too-something though. Books by Arthur C. A wonderful summation of the basic philosophy of Warhol. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Danto succeeds in succinctly explaining darhol makes such objects high art.

My total failure at doing so gave me a much healthier appreciation for pop artists, particularly Warhol. Oct 06, Debra Komar rated it liked it. This process employs the philosophical logic which Danto attributes to Warhol indirectly, and through it, it is able to transfigure the vocabulary of art—the concepts of the artworld—by superseding the language of modernism.

How can we define a piece of art? In pursuit of this narrative Danto also omits any mention of the brilliant work Wxrhol did with Jean-Michel Basquiat in the s or his Rorschach wrahol 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.

Science Logic and Mathematics. Account Options Sign in. Pop Culture in Aesthetics. It provides pretty decent insights on Warhol’s works, particularly their philosophical meaning and artistic significance.