Theories of Art Today

ISBN-10: 0299163547

ISBN-13: 9780299163549

Edition: 2000

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What is art? The contributors to Theories of Art Todaynbsp; address the assertion that the term “art” no longer holds meaning. They explore a variety of issues including: aesthetic and institutional theories of art, feminist perspectives on the philosophy of art, the question of whether art is a cluster concept, and the relevance of tribal art to philosophical aesthetics. Contributors to this book include such distinguished philosophers and historians as Arthur Danto, Joseph Margolis, and George Dickie.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 2/7/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Art critic and philosopher Arthur C. Danto was born in 1924. He received a B.A. from Wayne State University in 1948 and a M.A. and a Ph.D. from Columbia University, in 1949 and 1952, respectively. He began teaching at Columbia University in 1951 and has been a professor since 1966. He has received many fellowships and grants including two Guggenheims, ACLS, and Fulbright, and has served as Vice-President and President of the American Philosophical Association, as well as President of the American Society for Aesthetics. His book Encounters and Reflections: Art in the Historical Present, a collection of art criticism, won the 1990 National Book Critics Circle Prize for Criticism. He is also the art critic for The Nation and an editor for the Journal of Philosophy.

Introduction
"Art" as a Cluster Concept
Is It Reasonable to Attempt to Define Art?
Aesthetic Concepts of Art
The Institutional Theory of Art
The Deviant Ontology of Artworks
Art and Meaning
A Sustainable Definition of "Art"
Art: Life after Death?
Glaring Omissions in Traditional Theories of Art
Non-Western Art and Art's Definition
"But They Don't Have Our Concept of Art"
Bibliography
Contributors
Index
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