The Madonna of the Future: Essays in a Pluralistic Art World

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University of California Press, Sep 4, 2001 - Art - 450 pages
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The Madonna of the Future finds Danto at the point where all the vectors of the art world intersect: those of traditional painting, Pop art, mixed media, and installation art; those of art and philosophy; those of the specialist who brings theory to bear on the work and the viewer who appreciates it primarily visually.

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THE MADONNA OF THE FUTURE: Essays in a Pluralistic Art World

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This hefty compilation of Danto's columns on art, originally published from 1993 to 1999 in The Nation offers further proof of his distinctive ability to balance precise discussions of individual ... Read full review

The Madonna of the future: essays in a pluralistic art world

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Always one of the most remarkable critics writing, Danto (philosophy, Columbia Univ.) compiles articles that appeared in the Nation over the past decade in this fourth essay collection. Written for a ... Read full review

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Arthur C. Danto is Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Columbia University and art critic for The Nation. Among his many books are Playing with the Edge: The Photographic Achievement of Robert Mapplethorpe (1995), Connections to the World: The Basic Concepts of Philosophy (1997), Beyond the Brillo Box: The Visual Arts in Post-Historical Perspective (1998), and Philosophizing Art (1999), all from California.

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