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Arthur Coleman Danto papers, 1979-1998

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Danto, Arthur Coleman, 1924-
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United States
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0.8 linear ft.
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Correspondence; notes; writings; articles; exhibition announcements and invitations; catalog; printed matter; and monographs. Letters from artists, Audrey Flack, Guerilla Girls, Dick Higgins, Robert Mangold, Cindy Sherman, among others, 1981-1997. Numerous letters from Robert Motherwell; a booklet, L'Humanisme De L'Abstraction" by Robert Motherwell, inscribed: "For Arthur Danto With Great Esteem, Robert Motherwell," 1991 (text in French). Typescripts (and chapter drafts) for The Transfiguration of the Commonplace, 1979, and The State of the Art 1987; and miscellaneous writings, 1988-1989. Also included are THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE COMMONPLACE, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981), and THE STATE OF THE ART, (NY: Prentice Hall Press, 1987).
Arthur Coleman Danto papers, 1979-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art critic; New York, N.Y. Danto was Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. Since 1984, he has been art critic for The Nation.
Donated 1998 by Arthur C. Danto.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art criticism
Art, Modern
Art critics
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Art Theory and Historiography
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