1. Research Library

        Beyond the Brillo Box: The Visual Arts in Post-Historical Perspective

        Arthur Danto

        Berkeley University of California Press 1998

        ISBN 978-0520216747

      1. Similar to Danto’s book After the End of Art, here Danto develops his thesis that after Andy Warhol’s Brillo Box piece (1964), artists entered into a ‘post-historical’ epoch, wherein art’s relationship to the past, to art historical tradition, and to its audience was irrevocably altered. See in particular Danto’s essay analyzing the function of a ‘master narrative’ in western art, and how it has been challenged by contemporary developments. A sample of some of the key concerns and debates in the US academic context during the 1990s.