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

Religion and Morality in Enlightenment Germany and Scotland. Related articles in Web of Science Google Scholar. Three Ways to Think about Art.

Both were indifferent to edification and exaltation, both appealed to a kind of hard-edge canto. Sign In Forgot password? Alejandro Perez rated it really liked it Sep 21, 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.

Wolfgang Welsch – – Filozofski Vestnik 25 2. The Default Theory of Aesthetic Value.


Nick Zangwill – – In Jerrold Levinson ed. Joe Winston – – Routledge. No categories specified categorize this paper. Danto concludes that, though necessary to life, beauty is not necessary to art; I conclude that, on this account, only an aesthetic art makes a warranted claim on our attention.

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. Andrea Ixchiu rated it it was amazing Aug 25, He has a unique style, especially in comparison abhse other philosophers and art historians, who tend to use a kind of enigmatic metalanguage.

But I found it intoxicating to be a philosopher of art when art had shuffled off all the heavy metaphysical draperies the Abstract Expressionists were happy to wear as their intellectual garments, and were content to produce works that looked for all the world like commonplace objects of daily life.

Julie Kuhlken – – Philosophy in Review 25 1: He argues, however, for the partial rehabilitation of beauty and the removal of any critical taboo against beauty. Refresh and try again. Citing articles via Web of Science 6.

Beauty is not, and should not be, the be-all and end-all of art, but it has an important place, and is not something to be avoided.

Diarmuid Costello – – British Journal of Aesthetics 44 4: It is a necessary condition for life as we would want to live it. Traditional beauty in contemporary art is still regarded by some as unfashionable. 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 art. No trivia or quizzes yet. Glenda rated it it was amazing Feb 29, It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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The Abuse of Beauty: Aesthetics and the Concept of Art by Arthur C. Danto

Arthur Danto, the Abuse of Beauty. The Abuse of Beauty: Neil rated it it was amazing Jun 24, Nick Geiser rated it it was amazing Dec 01, Lists with This Book. Beauty is not, and should not abyse, the be-all and end-all of art, but it has an important place, and is not something to be avoided.

That is why beauty, unlike the other aesthetic qualities, the sublime included, is a value. Danto, The Abuse adthur Beauty: But it is not an option for life.