Andy Warhol (en español)

Andy Warhol (en español)

by Arthur C. Danto
     
 


El filósofo y crítico de arte Arthur C. Danto nos propone un atractivo recorrido por la evolución personal, artística y filosófica que Andy Warhol experimentó a lo largo de su vida.
Danto rastrea la evolución de Warhol, sus primeros trabajos, su vínculo con artistas como Jasper Johns o Robert Rauschenberg…  See more details below

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El filósofo y crítico de arte Arthur C. Danto nos propone un atractivo recorrido por la evolución personal, artística y filosófica que Andy Warhol experimentó a lo largo de su vida.
Danto rastrea la evolución de Warhol, sus primeros trabajos, su vínculo con artistas como Jasper Johns o Robert Rauschenberg, y el fenómeno de The Factory, y realiza una lectura detallada de su obra en la que analiza el contexto social y las dimensiones filosóficas que lo distinguen de artistas como Marcel Duchamp o Jeff Koons.
Danto se centra en la filosofía del artista y en sus ideas y, mediante un lenguaje directo y claro, nos conduce por la imprecisa frontera que separa  el “arte” del “arte comercial”.
En esta obra Danto nos permite profundizar en este icono del pop, presentándolo como una figura multidimensional y polifacética, artista, activista político, cineasta, escritor y filósofo, cuya obra ha ejercido una enorme influencia en la contemporaneidad, y que supone una espléndida síntesis de cómo y por qué las técnicas revolucionarias de Warhol y sus creaciones sacudieron la definición tradicional del arte y allanaron el camino para el pluralismo creativo y la libertad actual.

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Editorial Reviews

Fred Kaplan
Danto's larger points about Warhol's impact are indisputable, and he traces its lineage to a moment in 1961 when Warhol made two paintings of Coke bottles—one with Abstract Expressionist drippings, the other without—and chose the latter as the template for his subsequent work. "It was a mandate and a breakthrough," Danto writes. "The mandate was: paint what we are. The breakthrough was the insight into what we are. We are the kind of people that are looking for the kind of happiness advertisements promise us that we can have, easily and cheaply." Danto calls the subsequent era "the Age of Warhol" because of this blending of high art and commercial art—of art and life broadly.
—The Washington Post
Deborah Solomon
Danto is an elegant and erudite writer, and his sentences go down smoothly.
—The New York Times
Publishers Weekly
This penetrating new entry in Yale's Icons of America series synthesizes biography, cultural criticism and aesthetics. Former Nation art critic and Columbia philosophy professor emeritus Danto (After the End of Art) argues that Andy Warhol radically redefined the question of art. His Brillo Boxes and Campbell's Soup Cans challenged the viewer to ask, “What is the difference between two things, exactly alike, one of which is art and one of which is not?” Danto, whose visit to a Warhol show in 1964 inspired him to become a philosopher of art, views many of Warhol's most important works as answers to such philosophical puzzles. Danto's writing is elegant and his insights acute: the Marilyn Diptych's “transformative repetition” is linked to Coltrane's compositions; Warhol's final Last Supper series represented, Danto argues convincingly in a profound final chapter, the culmination of the artist's “mission to externalize the interiority of our shared world.” This valuable work of critical cultural analysis reveals aspects of Warhol so far uncovered and unexplored that will appeal widely to the interested generalist as well as to scholars of contemporary art, American culture and aesthetics. Photos. (Oct.)
ARTnews

— Doug McClemont
New York Times Book Review

"Danto is an elegant and erudite writer, and his sentences go down smoothly."—Deborah Solomon, The New York Times Book Review

— Deborah Solomon

New York Review of Books

"As Danto explains in his brilliant short study of Warhol, the question Warhol asked is not ''What is art?'' but ''What is the difference between two things, exactly alike, one of which is art and one of which is not?''"—Richard Dorment, The New York Review of Books

— Richard Dorment

David Carrier
"A distinctive original contribution that can be read in a single sitting, but embodies the wisdom of a lifetime of looking, reflection and writing. It's as if Danto has been waiting all these years to produce this magnificent synthesis."—David Carrier, Cleveland Institute of Art
Steven Watson
“When Arthur Danto encountered Andy Warhol's Brillo Box in 1964, the experience transformed his vision of art. This book exhibits his philosophical heft and engagement with Warhol.”—Steven Watson, author of Factory Made: Warhol and the Sixties
Richard Shusterman
“Arthur Danto's encounter with Andy Warhol's Brillo Boxes in 1964 not only transformed his philosophical career, but also reshaped the course of twentieth-century aesthetics. His masterful new book articulates the artworld contexts, cultural issues, creative strategies, and aesthetic ideas through which Warhol's special genius was expressed. Danto paints a definitive portrait of Warhol's meaning as an American icon, while also exemplifying the critical intelligence and philosophical imagination that has earned Danto his own iconic status in the world of art theory and criticism.”—Richard Shusterman, author of Pragmatist Aesthetics
John Perreault
“Grounding the Pop Pope in the aesthetic discourse of The Transfiguration of the Commonplace, philosopher and art critic Danto presents Warhol’s achievement with great clarity and acuity. This is now the essential book on Warhol and on the philosophical basis of contemporary art.”—John Perreault, Artopia (artsjournal.com/artopia)
Victor Bockris
“This study of what makes And Warhol a fascinating artist from a philosophical perspective explores new territory in our unending quest to evaluate the contribution of the greatest American artist of the 20th century. Arthur Danto’s Andy Warhol is a deep read.”—Victor Bockris
New York Review of Books - Richard Dorment
"As Danto explains in his brilliant short study of Warhol, the question Warhol asked is not 'What is art?' but 'What is the difference between two things, exactly alike, one of which is art and one of which is not?'"—Richard Dorment, The New York Review of Books
ARTnews - Doug McClemont
“A concise and insightful primer that can be enjoyed both by those who know little about the artist and by rabid Warhol enthusiasts . . . wholly satisfying . . . solid scholarship and brilliant turns of phrase.”—Doug McClemont, ARTnews

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788449326844
Publisher:
Grupo Planeta
Publication date:
02/24/2012
Sold by:
Planeta
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
953 KB

Meet the Author

Arthur C. Danto (Michigan, 1924) fue uno de los críticos de arte más reputados en Estados Unidos. Fue profesor de Filosofía en la Universidad de Columbia y crítico de arte en The Nation. Deudor de la tradición hegeliana en Estética, Danto abogó por una muerte del arte en el horizonte de la cultura contemporánea. Danto ha desempeñado además el cargo de Vice-presidente y Presidente de la American Philosophical Association. Entre su abundante bibliografía destacan Después del fin del arte, La madonna del futuro, Historia y narración y La transfiguración del lugar común, todos ellos publicados por Paidós.

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