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Making Theory/Constructing Art: On the Authority of the Avant-Garde… (edition 1993)

by Daniel Herwitz (Author)

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Artists and critics regularly enlist theory in the creation and assessment of artworks, but few have scrutinized the art theories themselves. Here, Daniel examines and critiques the norms, assumptions, historical conditions, and institutions that have framed the development and uses of art theory. Spurred by the theoretical claims of Arthur Danto, a leader in the philosophy of the avant-garde, Herwitz reexamines the art and theory of major figures in the avant-garde movement including John Cage, Jean-Fran├žois Lyotard, Jean Baudrillard, and Andy Warhol.… (more)
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Title:Making Theory/Constructing Art: On the Authority of the Avant-Garde (Studies in Communication, Media, and Public Opinion)
Authors:Daniel Herwitz (Author)
Info:University of Chicago Press (1993), Edition: 1, 370 pages
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Artists and critics regularly enlist theory in the creation and assessment of artworks, but few have scrutinized the art theories themselves. Here, Daniel examines and critiques the norms, assumptions, historical conditions, and institutions that have framed the development and uses of art theory. Spurred by the theoretical claims of Arthur Danto, a leader in the philosophy of the avant-garde, Herwitz reexamines the art and theory of major figures in the avant-garde movement including John Cage, Jean-Fran├žois Lyotard, Jean Baudrillard, and Andy Warhol.

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