What is art? What distinguishes a work of art from a simple object? Can there be a complete definition of art?
The great aesthetic philosopher Arthur Danto (1924 – 2013), driven by the artistry of the pioneer Andy Warhol, Brillo Box, dedicates itself to a multi-year effort to define art and ends up with a very interesting and for some controversial definition. For Arthur Danto, art has come to an end! That is why it can now be defined.
This book presents this multi-year effort of the philosopher to define art, analyzing his most important writings, starting from the ground-breaking "Artworld" and ending with his last work What art is, in which he presents the last and most complete definition of art .
With his insightful commentary, the book this is considered a must read for anyone interested in nature and the meaning of art.