9780674903463-0674903463-The Transfiguration of the Commonplace: A Philosophy of Art

The Transfiguration of the Commonplace: A Philosophy of Art

ISBN-13: 9780674903463
ISBN-10: 0674903463
Edition: Reprint
Author: Danto, Arthur C.
Publication date: 1983
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback 224 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674903463
ISBN-10: 0674903463
Edition: Reprint
Author: Danto, Arthur C.
Publication date: 1983
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback 224 pages

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Acknowledged authors Danto, Arthur C. wrote The Transfiguration of the Commonplace: A Philosophy of Art comprising 224 pages back in 1983. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674903463 and 9780674903463. Since then The Transfiguration of the Commonplace: A Philosophy of Art textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Arthur C. Danto argues that recent developments in the art world, in particular the production of works of art that cannot be told from ordinary things, make urgent the need for a new theory of art and make plain the factors such a theory can and cannot involve. In the course of constructing such a theory, he seeks to demonstrate the relationship between philosophy and art, as well as the connections that hold between art and social institutions and art history.

The book distinguishes what belongs to artistic theory from what has traditionally been confused with it, namely aesthetic theory and offers as well a systematic account of metaphor, expression, and style, together with an original account of artistic representation. A wealth of examples, drawn especially from recent and contemporary art, illuminate the argument.

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