After the End of Art: Contemporary Art and the Pale of History by Arthur C. DantoAfter the End of Art: Contemporary Art and the Pale of History by Arthur C. Danto

After the End of Art: Contemporary Art and the Pale of History

byArthur C. Danto

Paperback | September 22, 2014

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Originally delivered as the prestigious Mellon Lectures on the Fine Arts in 1995,After the End of Artremains a classic of art criticism and philosophy, and continues to generate heated debate for contending that art ended in the 1960s. Arthur Danto, one of the best-known art critics of his time, presents radical insights into art's irrevocable deviation from its previous course and the decline of traditional aesthetics. He demonstrates the necessity for a new type of criticism in the face of contemporary art's wide-open possibilities. This Princeton Classics edition includes a new foreword by philosopher Lydia Goehr.

Arthur C. Danto(1924-2013) was the Johnsonian Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Columbia University and art critic for theNationfrom 1984 to 2009. His books includeWhat Art IsandEncounters and Reflections, winner of the 1990 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism.Lydia Goehris professor of philosophy at Columbia University. ...
Title:After the End of Art: Contemporary Art and the Pale of HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 22, 2014Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0691163898

ISBN - 13:9780691163895

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix

Foreword to the Princeton Classics Editionxi



CHAPTER ONE Introduction: Modern, Postmodern, and Contemporary 3

CHAPTER TWO Three Decades after the End of Art 21

CHAPTER THREE Master Narratives and Critical Principles 41

CHAPTER FOUR Modernism and the Critique of Pure Art: The Historical Vision of Clement Greenberg 61

CHAPTER FIVE From Aesthetics to Art Criticism 81

CHAPTER SIX Painting and the Pale of History: The Passing of the Pure 101

CHAPTER SEVEN Pop Art and Past Futures 117

CHAPTER EIGHT Painting, Politics, and Post-Hisotrical Art 135

CHAPTER NINE The Historical Museum of Monochrome Art 153

CHAPTER TEN Museums and the Thirsting Millions 175

CHAPTER ELEVEN Modalities of History: Possibility and Comedy 193


Editorial Reviews

"Danto makes a lively and stimulating case [about the end of art]. . . . The source . . . of all ths mental labor is Andy Warhol, or more precisely his Brillo box sculpture. . . . The utter banality of the piece sent 600 years of art history crashing to the ground in ruins."--Boston Book Review