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Description - Kant after Duchamp by Thierry de Duve

This is a collection of eight essays around a central thesis with implications for the history of the avant-gardes. Although Duchamp's readymades broke with all previously known styles, the author here observes that he made the logic of modernist art practice the subject matter of his work, a shift in aesthetic judgement that replaced the classical "this is beautiful" with "this is art". The author employs this shift in a re-reading of Kant's "Critique of Judgement" that aims to reveal the hidden links between the radical experiments of Duchamp and the Dadaists and mainstream pictorial modernism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262540940
ISBN-10: 0262540940
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 178mm x 19mm)
Pages: 504
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Mar-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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