1. Research Library

        After the End of Art. Contemporary Art and the Pale of History

        Arthur Danto

        Princeton Princeton University Press 1997

        ISBN 978-0691002996

      1. This book brings together the Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, which Danto, a famous Columbia University professor and influential American art critic, delivered in Washington D.C. in 1995. Accessible and acerbic, Danto loves to present iconoclastic readings of contemporary art and here is no exception. Starting off from the premise that after Andy Warhol created the work Brillo Box in 1964, art officially reached its ‘end’, Danto touches on everything from Hegelian notions of history and progress to our voracious appetite for the ‘new’ in contemporary art. Provides a snapshot into some key discussions about art during the 1990s in the US. See in particular Chapter 2 ‘Three Decades After the End of Art’ and Chapter 5 ‘From Aesthetics to Art Criticism.’