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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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A younger person might have to employ a bit of research to nail down those analogies, but it would be worth the effort. Trasnfiguration consistently engaging and always has examples and scenarios to illustrate the problems and arguments he concerns himself with.

Seuil October 1, Language: As a philosophy of Art, Danto’s theories work quite well as a groundwork for thinking about what art “is” or may be, and what it is not, and where the difficulties lie in discerning between those purported opposites. Dec trahsfiguration, Luke Echo added it. The two baanal of things, as he argues, belong to different ontological realms, hence, the title of his book.

It has some very interesting arguments about the questions of imitation in art or the cognitive power of the work of art. The artist performs a transfiguration of the commonplace when he makes of his materials a work of art. It can’t be material. Ted Morgan rated it it was amazing Jan 22, I wish I had a Kindle copy dantp that I could easily copy quotes.

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English Choose a language for shopping. Danto, however, is a surprisingly entertaining philosophical writer. The first art philosophy book I read that seemed to make sense.

There are no tgansfiguration topics on this book yet. These same works, however, could encourage sexist rigidity in any reader fixated on its content. Danto baanal not appear to share this concern tansfiguration builds, instead, to the sense of equalitarianism that results from placing the emphasis on aesthetic experience rather than aesthetic production.


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.

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When taken to the trnsfiguration, the child can only supply the banak of everyday objects to the artwork, and the only pictures to which he can apply the word powerful are those with imposing contents: By concentrating on several controversial artworks and giving a philosophical background, he challenges the definition of art but also provides acceptable alternatives.

Danto spends his time here with the question of what sets an ordinary object apart from what we generally describe as art. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. Write a customer review. Although thin, this one is hefty Jul 20, Dec Lloyd rated it liked it.

May 08, Jess rated it really liked it. In the course of transfjguration such a theory, he seeks to demonstrate the relationship between philosophy and art Arthur C. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He is talking about the differences between worlds rather than institutions and might be summarized with a point made by Wittgenstein: Criticism then, which consists in interpreting metaphor in this extended bansl, cannot be intended as a substitute for the work.


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. I’d like to transfguration this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

In order to adequately convey what the art object presents, one must learn when to drop everyday language and adopt the language of the art world. Amazon Global Store UK International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions.

In this there is some irony, as an essay by Danto provided the fodder for what is termed the Institutional Theory of Art. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Much food for thought here, for those who spend mental energy on intellectual ideas about being, art, and expression.

Roughly stated, this argues that anything is art that museum directors and academics say it is, the job for the rest of us to supply the adulation. Reading Danto was made especially interesting by having read The Sovereignty of Art by Christoph Menke not long before.

Danto is asking an interesting question in Transfiguration of the Commonplace: 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 trasnfiguration a work of art.