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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
 

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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 refomulation of his original insight, showing how, with the eclipse of abstract expressionism, art has deviated irrevocably from

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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 refomulation of his original insight, showing how, with the eclipse of abstract expressionism, art has deviated irrevocably from the narrative course that Vassari helped pave for it in the Renaissance. 24 halftones.

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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 ix
Foreword to the Princeton Classics Edition xi
Preface xvii
Acknowledgments xxi
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
Index 221

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