Kant after Duchamp

Kant after Duchamp

by Thierry de Duve
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MIT Press
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Kant after Duchamp

Kant after Duchamp brings together eight essays around a central thesis with many implications for the history of avant-gardes. Although Duchamp's readymades broke with all previously known styles, de Duve observes that he made the logic of modernist art practice the subject matter of his work, a shift in aesthetic judgment that replaced the classical "this is beautiful" with "this is art." De Duve employs this shift (replacing the word "beauty" by the word "art") in a rereading of Kant's Critique of Judgment that reveals the hidden links between the radical experiments of Duchamp and the Dadaists and mainstream pictorial modernism.

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ISBN-13: 9780262540940
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 02/06/1998
Series: October Books Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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