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Making Theory/Constructing Art: On the Authority of the Avant-Garde
by Daniel Herwitz
University of Chicago Press, 1993
Cloth: 978-0-226-32891-1 | Paper: 978-0-226-32892-8
Library of Congress Classification N71.H45 1993
Dewey Decimal Classification 701

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Artists and critics regularly enlist theory in the creation and assessment of artworks, but few have scrutinized the art theories themselves. Here, Daniel examines and critiques the norms, assumptions, historical conditions, and institutions that have framed the development and uses of art theory.

Spurred by the theoretical claims of Arthur Danto, a leader in the philosophy of the avant-garde, Herwitz reexamines the art and theory of major figures in the avant-garde movement including John Cage, Jean-François Lyotard, Jean Baudrillard, and Andy Warhol.

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