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Kant After Duchamp You Don T Have To Agree With All Of Thierry De Duve S Premises And Arguments Needless To Say I Don T In Order To Recognize That He Has Written A Remarkable Book The Essays Gathered In Kant After Duchamp Mount The Most Formidable Case Yet Made For Duchamp S Importance, And What Makes De Duve S Achievement All The Unexpected Is That This Is Done By Way Of An Intense Engagement With The Writings Of Duchamp S Seeming Opposite, The Critic Clement Greenberg A Third Constant Presence In These Pages Is Kant S Critique Of Judgement, Which At Once Governs De Duve S Understanding Of Greenberg S Formalism And Is Itself Brilliantly Reinterpreted In The Light Of Duchamp S Readymades De Duve Has Always Been An Independent Thinker Now He Has Produced An Indispensable Book, A Brilliant And Learned Archaeology Of Duchampian Modernism That Is Also A Highly Original Contribution To Philosophical Aesthetics Michael Fried, Herbert Boone Professor Of Humanities, The Johns Hopkins University 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.


10 thoughts on “Kant After Duchamp

  1. says:

    The most interesting single book on modern art.


  2. says:

    Best secondary text on Kant s Critique of Judgement I ve read.


  3. says:

    Taking into consideration that I had to put the book on hold for quite a while and that I should really read it for a second time at some point in the future for several reasons , I can honestly say that de Duve knows what he is talking about This is one of those books that I believe I will never fully be able to grasp no matter how many times I read it it is packed with references to philosophy, art history, art theory, pop culture, aesthetics, logic, etc There is just so much information Taking into consideration that I had to put the book on hold for quite a while and that I should really read it for a second time at some point in the future for several reasons , I can honestly say that de Duve knows what he is talking about This is one of those books that I believe I will never fully be able to grasp no matter how many times I read it it is packed with references to philosophy, art history, art theory, pop culture, aesthetics, logic, etc There is just so much information to grasp The author s writing style does not really help in this process he is somewhat informal and takes on a jocular tone in some chapters, but when he is dealing with the truly philosophical aspects of Duchamp s work, the reading material gets very heavy indeed So unless you are up for a challenge and ready to be truly dedicated to reading this book, I recommend you leave it for another time when you have built up the mental stamina do handl...


  4. says:

    reading for an art class.it s dense i like the footnotes levi strauss and marcel mauss the latter, who w another french anthropologist, wrote an interesting detailed account about the functions of sacrificeit sound morose, but it s just what anthropologists were into those days.


  5. says:

    A .Read on tour with Mountains and David Grubbs Slept on the floor at Bard and Wesleyan s Eclectic Society anti frat house.


  6. says:

    This book is definitly worth visiting if you re interested in art, a concise account His first book Pictorial Nominalism is damn good too.


  7. says:

    Thought provoking for those interested in art theory and history.


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