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The Abuse of Beauty: Aesthetics and the Concept of Art

The Abuse of Beauty: Aesthetics and the Concept of Art
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ASIN: 
B006LM3490
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588
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7

Danto simply and entertainingly traces the evolution of the concept of beauty over the past century and explores how it was removed from the definition of art. Beauty then came to be regarded as a serious aesthetic crime, whereas a hundred years ago it was almost unanimously considered the supreme purpose of art. Beauty is not, and should not be, the be-all and end-all of

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