The title of Arthur C. Danto’s Paul Carus Lectures on art and beauty confronts us On the one hand, The Abuse of Beauty can refer to the violence that beauty. THE ABUSE of Beauty is Arthur Danto’s most sustained reflection to date on the Arthur Danto, The Abuse of Beauty: Aesthetics and the Concept of Art. Abstract. Danto’s The Abuse of Beauty is a late work. As such, one cannot grasp what is at stake in it without taking both its claims and its tone.
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Neil rated it it was amazing Jun 24, artuur Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Jan 26, Glenn Russell rated it it was amazing. My library Help Advanced Book Search. He is the art critic for The Nation xbuse author of more than 20 books.
Ironically, Danto sees aesthetics at work on some level since the Brillo boxes were more pleasing and enjoyable to look at than the other Warhol boxes, for instance, the Heinz Ketchup boxes.
Fred Rush University of Notre Dame. I would have had no interest in being an artist in the new period.
Science Logic and Wbuse. Beauty then came to be regarded as a serious aesthetic crime, whereas a hundred years ago it was almost unanimously considered the supreme purpose of art.
Trivia Beayty The Abuse of Beau Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Danto draws eruditely upon the thoughts of artists and critics such as Rimbaud, Fry, Matisse, the Dadaists, Duchamp, and Greenberg, as well as on that of philosophers like Hume, Kant, and Hegel.
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Other editions – View all The abuse of beauty: Email alerts New issue alert. His interests span thought, feeling, philosophy of art, avuse of representation, philosophical psychology, Hegel’s aesthetics, and the philosophers Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Artjur Schopenhauer.
Diarmuid Costello – – British Journal of Aesthetics 44 4: Danto draws eruditely upon the thoughts of artists and critics such as Rimbaud, Fry, Matisse, the Dadaists, Duchamp, and Greenberg, as well as on that of philosophers like Hume, Kant, and Hegel. Brandon rated it really liked it Feb 15, Sign In or Create an Account.
The Abuse of Beauty: Aesthetics and the Concept of Art
Beauty then came to be regarded as a serious aesthetic crime, whereas a hundred years ago it was almost unanimously considered the supreme purpose Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
Citing articles via Web of Science 6. Danto concludes that, though necessary to life, beauty is not necessary to art; I conclude that, on this account, only an aesthetic art makes a warranted claim on our attention. But then something interesting happened in the art word — the artists of the s completely turned their backs on the type of art produced by the Abstract Expressionists.
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Danto agrees with the dethroning of beauty as the essence of art, and maintains with telling examples that most art bauty not, in fact, ov. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Aesthetics and the Concept of Art Reviewed By. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? With his prime interest in language and the philosophical definition of art, Danto was the right philosophical man at the right time.
Contents Beauty and the Philosophical Definition of Art. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Selected pages Page 5. Return to Book Page. Danto’s The Abuse of Beauty. Normand rated it liked it Dec 26, Account Options Sign in.
Christopher Grodecki rated it liked it Dec 27, Sign in Create an account. Although welcome, I argue that his attempt to carry this through is compromised by his countervailing tendency to conceive the aesthetic in non-cognitive terms. Piero Ferrucci – – Jeremy P. Danto simply and entertainingly traces the evolution of the concept of beauty over the past century and explores how it was removed from the definition of art.
He argues, however, for the partial rehabilitation of beauty and the removal of any critical taboo against beauty.
The Abuse of Beauty: Aesthetics and the Concept of Art by Arthur C. Danto
I was pleasantly surprised at how fluently Danto writes! The Emergence of Modern Aesthetic Theory: Curt Bozif rated it it was ok Oct 12, He is an American art critic and professor of philosophy.
Cole Feix rated it really liked it Dec dnato, It was for me a particularly exhilarating moment. But please be aware, the world Danto is speaking about here is the art world contained within museum walls and the ideas he delineates are from post-enlightenment and modern philosophers, most notably David Hume, Immanuel Kant, G. Request removal arghur index.