Kant After Duchamp
By (author) Thierry de Duve
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Kant After Duchamp by Thierry de Duve
Book DescriptionKant 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262540940
(229mm x 178mm x 19mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Thierry de Duve
Thierry de Duve is Director of Studies, Association de prefiguration de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris.
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