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

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

by Arthur C. Danto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691002991

ISBN-13: 9780691002996

Pub. Date: 11/09/1998

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Over a decade ago, Arthur Danto announced that art ended in the sixties. Ever since this declaration, he has been at the forefront of a radical critique of the nature of art in our time. "After the End of Art" presents Danto's first full-scale reformulation of his original insight, showing how, with the eclipse of abstract expressionism, art has deviated irrevocably…  See more details below

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Over a decade ago, Arthur Danto announced that art ended in the sixties. Ever since this declaration, he has been at the forefront of a radical critique of the nature of art in our time. "After the End of Art" presents Danto's first full-scale reformulation of his original insight, showing how, with the eclipse of abstract expressionism, art has deviated irrevocably from the narrative course that Vassari helped define for it in the Renaissance. He leads the way to a new type of criticism that can help us understand art in a posthistorical age...Here we are engaged in a series of insightful conversations on the most relevant aesthetic and philosophical issues of art, conducted by an acute observer of the art scene today. Originally delivered as the prestigious Mellon Lectures on the Fine Arts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691002996
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
11/09/1998
Series:
A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts Series
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction: Modern, Postmodern, and Contemporary3
Ch. 2Three Decades after the End of Art21
Ch. 3Master Narratives and Critical Principles41
Ch. 4Modernism and the Critique of Pure Art: The Historical Vision of Clement Greenberg61
Ch. 5From Aesthetics to Art Criticism81
Ch. 6Painting and the Pale of History: The Passing of the Pure101
Ch. 7Pop Art and Past Futures117
Ch. 8Painting, Politics, and Post-Historical Art135
Ch. 9The Historical Museum of Monochrome Art153
Ch. 10Museums and the Thirsting Millions175
Ch. 11Modalities of History: Possibility and Comedy193
Index221

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