Writing in a creative way, Thierry de Duve's book offer a review of Kantianism after the avant-garde and seeks to contextualise this school of thought into the modern and postmodern era.

'Kant after Duchamp brings together eight essays around a central thesis with many implications for the history of the avant-gardes. Although Duchamp's readymades broke with all previously known styles, Thierry 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 in a re-reading of Kant's Critique of Judgment that reveals the hidden links between the radical experiments of Duchamp and the Dadaists and mainstream pictorial modernism.' (From publisher's website)

Includes an index.
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An October Book

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Part I: The Universal and the Singular
1. Art was a Proper Name
2. Given the Richard Mutt Case
Part II: The Specific and the Generic
3. The Readymade and the Tube of Paint
4. The Monotone and the Blank Canvas
Part III: Anything and Everything
5. Kant after Duchamp
6. Do Whatever
Part IV: After and Before
7. Archaeology of Pure Modernism
8. Archaeology of Practical Modernism
Kant After Duchamp
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