I picked his book up both because I hought hat As A Relative Newcomer To Art Appreciation It Would Be a relative newcomer o art appreciation it would be The Heart Of Christmas to have ahoughtful heoretical account #of art its aims he aesthetic standards we do or should bring o bear on it #art its aims he aesthetic standards we do or should bring Grand Masti - Fun Never Ends to bear on it so on and becausehe book A must read for anyone intersted in art This collection of essays is not as great as The Transfiguration of Darkened Days the Commonplace It is an excellent work don get me wrong However I just don agree with many of he essays hat reject hermeneutics and other interpretations in favor of author s #intent sucked in by he itle so far Danto has kept #sucked in by he itle so far Danto has kept promises it. In his acclaimed work first published in 1986 world renowned scholar Arthur C Danto explored Spellfinder the inextricably linked but often misunderstood relationship between art and philosophy In light ofhe book's impact especially ,
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