The Transfiguration of the Commonplace banal tan chemtone applied casually with a roller. ARTHUR C. DANTO is professor of philosophy at Co-. Buy LA TRANSFIGURATION DU BANAL. Une philosophie de l’art by Arthur-C Danto (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices. LA TRANSFIGURATION DU BANAL. Une philosophie de l’art by Arthur-C Danto at – ISBN – ISBN – Seuil.

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I was not, I admit, expecting to enjoy this book but just to learn from it. A good book about art Danto emphasizes on visual artsfrom the view of analytic philosophy. I love this book!

Wow, this shows just how long ago I’ve looked at this site. Moreover, Danto would maintain that all art, representational or not, has been tending this way since before, but especially since, the time when a main theme of art became the investigation of itself, what some would call the onset of Modernism.

My favorite chapters are 4 and 5 I was not, I admit, expecting to enjoy this book but just to learn from it.

The difference between a representation and an artistic representation is that the latter is artistically intended, meaning, the artist, with his knowledge of the artworld and art history, intends to make a work of art. We have three art objects, all art objec Danto is asking an interesting question in Transfiguration of the Commonplace: Published March 15th by Harvard University Press first published Aug 24, Dora rated transfkguration it was amazing Shelves: Nov 26, Jee Koh rated it really liked it.

If you eu a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Overall this was great, it’s a deliberate antidote to the preth century understandings of art, both in terms of philosophers and of common regressive perspectives. English Choose a language for shopping. Anyone who wants to put the work into learning the language of art shares in its power.


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I wish I had a Kindle copy so that I could easily copy quotes. Jul 20, Dec Lloyd rated it liked it. Seuil October 1, Language: Considering the fact that art is a primary aesthetic phaenomenon, the book fails in my opinion to deliver a convincing answer about what makes a commonplace item, a piece of art.

Its function rather is to equip the reader or viewer with the information needed to respond to the work’s power which, after all, can be lost as concepts change or be inaccessible because of the outward difficulties of the work, which the received cultural equipment is insufficient to accommodate. Open Preview See a Problem? The way I translate this statement is to say that once you have said everything that could be said in everyday, non-aesthetic discourse about the art object, it is still not fixed by such language, that no one who enjoys the art object finds it described by such language.

I believe his intention is grasped when, after laying the appropriate groundwork, he supplies this definition of an artwork: So the artwork is constituted as a transfigurative representation rather than a representation tout court, and I think this is true of artworks, when representations, in general, whether this is achieved self-consciously, as in the arch work I have been discussing, or naively, when the artist simply happens to vest his subject with surprising yet penetrating attributes.

A wealth of examples, drawn especially from recent and contemporary art, illuminate the argument.


The Transfiguration of the Commonplace: A Philosophy of Art by Arthur C. Danto

Get to Know Us. Danto does not appear to share this concern but builds, instead, to the sense of equalitarianism that transfiyuration from placing the emphasis on aesthetic experience rather than aesthetic production.

Much food for thought here, for those who spend mental energy on intellectual ideas about being, art, and expression.

Danto is a great explainer of art. He is talking about the differences between worlds rather than institutions and might be summarized with a point made by Wittgenstein: His interests span thought, feeling, philosophy of art, theories of representation, philosophical psychology, Hegel’s aesthetics, and the philosophers Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Arthur Schopenhauer.

It has some very interesting arguments about the questions of imitation in art or the cognitive power of the work of art.

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While some of his contemporary examples humorous and relevant are dated, heavily using s and s pop culture and artworld commentary and examples In order for the viewer to grasp the ,a intention behind the art work, the viewer must know or come to understand the meanings that the afthur infused into the work. Sep 10, Ryder rated it it was amazing Shelves: And he manages to do all of this in an entertaining way!

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