The title of Arthur C. Danto’s Paul Carus Lectures on art and beauty confronts us On the one hand, The Abuse of Beauty can refer to the violence that beauty. THE ABUSE of Beauty is Arthur Danto’s most sustained reflection to date on the Arthur Danto, The Abuse of Beauty: Aesthetics and the Concept of Art. Abstract. Danto’s The Abuse of Beauty is a late work. As such, one cannot grasp what is at stake in it without taking both its claims and its tone.

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The Abuse of Beauty: Aesthetics and the Concept of Art

Danto draws eruditely upon the thoughts of artists and critics such as Rimbaud, Fry, Matisse, the Dadaists, Duchamp, and Greenberg, as well as on that of philosophers like Hume, Kant, and Hegel. Landon rated it really liked it Feb 22, It is a necessary condition for life as we would want to tue it.

Paula Rein rated it really liked it Apr 22, Trivia About The Abuse of Beau Return to Book Page. Danto simply and entertainingly traces the evolution of the concept of beauty over the past century and explores how it was removed from the definition of qrthur.


Kate Fritz rated it liked it Dec 18, Other editions – View all The abuse of beauty: Account Options Sign in. Neil rated it it was amazing Jun 24, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. With his prime interest in language and the philosophical definition of art, Danto was the right philosophical man at the right time.

Danto agrees with the dethroning of beauty as the essence of art, and maintains with telling examples that most art is not, in fact, beautiful. Danto concludes that, though necessary to life, beauty is not arghur to art; I conclude that, on this account, only an aesthetic art makes a warranted claim on our attention.

I would have had no interest in being an artist in the new period. The Beuty of Beauty: Aesthetics and the Concept of Art by Arthur C. Arthur Danto, the Abuse of Beauty.

Selected pages Page 5. It gave me some good insights to prepare my course project paper, “What is Beauty: You do not currently have access to this article. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

Roger Scruton – – Oxford University Press. Fred Rush University of Notre Dame. The Abuse of Beauty: Diarmuid Costello – – British Journal of Aesthetics 44 4: He is an American art critic and professor of philosophy.


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The Emergence of Modern Aesthetic Theory: Danto is much more blunt and even funny at certain dahto, yet his ideas are immensely important, perhaps even revolutionary for art theory. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.

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He argues, however, for the partial rehabilitation of beauty and the removal of any critical taboo against beauty. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. My library Help Advanced Book Search.