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The Abuse of Beauty: Aesthetics and the Concept of Art #2020

The Abuse of Beauty: Aesthetics and the Concept of Art By Arthur C. Danto The Abuse of Beauty Aesthetics and the Concept of Art 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 Beauty then came to be regarded as a seri
  • Title: The Abuse of Beauty: Aesthetics and the Concept of Art
  • Author: Arthur C. Danto
  • ISBN: 9780812695403
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Abuse of Beauty: Aesthetics and the Concept of Art By Arthur C. Danto 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 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 Beauty is not, and should not be, the be all and end all ofDanto 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 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 Beauty is not, and should not be, the be all and end all of art, but it has an important place, and is not something to be avoided.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 Danto agrees with the dethroning of beauty as the essence of art, and maintains with telling examples that most art is not, in fact, beautiful He argues, however, for the partial rehabilitation of beauty and the removal of any critical taboo against beauty Beauty is one among the many modes through which thoughts are presented to human sensibility in art disgust, horror, sublimity, and sexuality being among other such modes.
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    1. Arthur C. Danto

      Arthur Coleman Danto was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on January 1, 1924 He is an American art critic and professor of philosophy He is best known as the influential, long time art critic for The Nation and for his work in philosophical aesthetics and philosophy of history, though he has contributed significantly to a number of fields 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.

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    1. Arthur C Danto 1924 2013 was an American philosopher and art critic who taught at Columbia University and devoted many years to following the New York art scene and writing on contemporary art and art history The Abuse of Beauty Aesthetics and the Concept of Art consists of eight essays Introduction The Aesthetics of the Brillo Box 1 Beauty and the Philosophical Definition of Art 2 The Intractable Avant Garde 3 Beauty and Beautification 4 Internal and External Beauty 5 Beauty and Politics 6 Thre [...]


    2. I was pleasantly surprised at how fluently Danto writes He has a unique style, especially in comparison to other philosophers and art historians, who tend to use a kind of enigmatic metalanguage Danto is much blunt and even funny at certain times, yet his ideas are immensely important, perhaps even revolutionary for art theory This just spurred me to continue reading some of his other works.


    3. Salvo que es un poquito repetitivo me ha gustado mucho Una pega seria sobre la edici n espa ola que he le do me parece incre ble publicar un libro sobre arte con apenas 4 fotos peque as en blanco y negro Las pullas a Lyotard me hacen gracia ojal m s.


    4. I read it during my Undergraduate Psychology classes It gave me some good insights to prepare my course project paper, What is Beauty I ll Eat You Orange Lips.


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