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The Transfiguration of the Commonplace free pdf 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.

About Arthur Coleman Danto

Arthur C. Danto is Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University.

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Author : Arthur Coleman Danto
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Data Published : 01 July 1981
ISBN : 0674903463
EAN : 9780674903463
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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