Kant after Duchamp, Paperback / softback Book

Kant after Duchamp Paperback / softback

Part of the October Books series


Kant after Duchamp brings together eight essays around a central thesis with many implications for the history of avant-gardes.

Although Duchamp's ready mades 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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 504 pages
  • Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theory of art
  • ISBN: 9780262540940



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