Kant After Duchamp (October Books)

Kant After Duchamp (October Books)

By: Thierry de Duve (author)Paperback

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Kant after Duchamp brings together eight essays around a central thesis with many implications for the history of avant-gardes. Although Duchamp's readymades broke with all previously known styles, de Duve observes that he made the logic of modernist art practice the subject matter of his work, a shift in aesthetic judgment that replaced the classical "this is beautiful" with "this is art." De Duve employs this shift (replacing the word "beauty" by the word "art") in a rereading of Kant's Critique of Judgment that reveals the hidden links between the radical experiments of Duchamp and the Dadaists and mainstream pictorial modernism.

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About Author

Thierry de Duve is Director of Studies, Association de prefiguration de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris.

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/04/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780262540940
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 504
  • ID: 9780262540940
  • weight: 1089
  • ISBN10: 0262540940

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