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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by Routledge (first published 1998)
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Twelve thought-provoking Arthur C. Danto essays collected here, five essays addressing history and the philosophy of art, including The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art, Symbolic Expression and the Self, and Art After the End of Art. Also included are seven essays where Danto takes on the role of art critic and speaks to specific artists and works of art, such as Red Grooms and the Whitney Biennial. For the purpose of my review, I will focus on one of his later types of essays –The Vietna
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Arthur C. Danto was Johnsonian Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Columbia University and art critic for The Nation. He was the author of numerous books, including Unnatural Wonders: Essays from the Gap Between Art and Life, After the End of Art, and Beyond the Brillo Box: The Visual Arts in Post-Historical Perspective.

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