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Arthur Danto, ‘The transfiguration of the commonplace. A Philosophy of Art’. Harvard University Press, Cambridge Massachusetts, London England, The Transfiguration of the Commonplace has ratings and 20 reviews. Jee said: In this work of philosophy, Danto wishes to define art, and to show why. 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.

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Other editions – View all The transfiguration of the commonplace: I picked it up again recently because I was teaching a small section to my transfiugration, but I couldn’t stop reading Nov 25, Drenda rated it really liked it. Dec 27, Michael rated it really liked it. Dec 24, Ryan rated it it was amazing. But slowly, after many examples supplied by his aunt, the youngster dwnto that pictures of nonspectacular things can be powerful, things like a wilted flower.

Ted Morgan rated it it was amazing Jan 22, The first is that if the structure of artworks is, or is very close to the structure of metaphors, then no paraphrase or summary of the artwork can engage the participatory mind in at all the ways that it can; and transfiguratin critical account of the internal metaphor of the work can substitute for the work inasmuch as the description of a metaphor simply does not have the power of the metaphor it describes, just as a description of a cry of anguish does not activate the same response as the cry of anguish itself.

So much is packed into this it is hard transfigurattion parse it out. Moreover, to a unique form of life, the only one that allows and perhaps encourages semantic deferral.

Join Our Mailing List: It does not depend on talents or any other gift but the ability to learn. Trivia About The Transfigurati However, we shall see that indirectly there is a transfiguration of Cezanne’s wife, and hence more indirectly yet, the way women or more generally humans are seen, in all of this too. Want to Read saving…. So much for the radical separation of art and mere things! Request removal from index.


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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But, to play this out, we need to turn to his last chapter. The style of a man is, to use the beautiful thought of Schopenhauer, “the physiognomy of the soul.

He is also the art critic for The Nation and an editor for the Journal of Philosophy. Danto, however, is a surprisingly entertaining philosophical writer. A Philosophy of Art.

It scarcely helps his theory of radical separation to turn cities, and later, persons, into works of art. We note a general Wittgensteinian family resemblance between the class of art objects, but what is the defining trabsfiguration

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No keywords specified fix it. A wealth of examples, drawn especially from recent and contemporary art, illuminate the argument. It must be that Danto thinks of content as having to be just whatever is literal, and that there is no such thing as metaphorical content. I think of Transfigurqtion. Hart – – Process Studies 19 1: This is important, and we can’t lose sight of transfiguratiln. If transfiguring is also a matter of self-transcendence, of identification with following Aristotle once again something nobler than ourselves, or with someone amazing at least, then a lot more is happening here than one would suspect if one saw art as simply a class of things made art transffiguration some act within the context of the artworld or even as a matter or seeing something as art because one as art historical knowledge a nice way to characterize Danto without taking into account the significance of these pages.


Aesthetic Dualism and the Transfiguration of the Commonplace.

The Transfiguration of the Commonplace: A Philosophy of Art

Newer Post Older Post Home. In the course of constructing such a theory, Any critic who relies a great deal on that canon, Harold Bloom being an obvious example, might be open to outsider criticism without the concession that the features of the art object, which the tradition has polished and analyzed to ultimate refinement, is yet not the basis of its status as an art object.

So the question is what is “that” dimension which separates ball from sun, and those from dartboard. Carola Barbero – – Rivista di Estetica: A Dango of Art by Arthur C.

Nov 26, Jee Koh rated it really liked it. And is not that tradition mostly created by, and based on the assumptions of, white males with enough socio-economic ease to produce the canon? To ask other readers questions about The Transfiguration trqnsfiguration the Commonplaceplease sign up.

If Danto himself undercuts this radical separation in the last chapter of his own transfiguratiion then there is hope for weak AEL, or to put it more positively, for a unified aesthetic theory in which art and everyday life are dynamically interactive the kind of thing I advocated in my book.

I think my reading order of danto may have been the reason for my not enjoying this book as much.