13. The Beginning of the End

Danto on Postmodernism

  1. Mark Rollins
  1. Daniel Herwitz

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118253045.ch13

Danto and his Critics, Second Edition

Danto and his Critics, Second Edition

How to Cite

Herwitz, D. (2012) The Beginning of the End, in Danto and his Critics, Second Edition (ed M. Rollins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118253045.ch13

Editor Information

  1. Washington University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Michigan, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

Book Series:

  1. Philosophers and their Critics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Ernest Lepore

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470673447

Online ISBN: 9781118253045



  • Danto on postmodernism, of the postmodern condition of art;
  • Danto and the present age, its share of confusions, conflations;
  • Danto's narrative of art, on paintings, inviting generality;
  • Danto, and interpretive theory of art, in the artworld;
  • Danto's narrative, as modernist in mentality;
  • art, and constructivism, a world designed with a level of clarity;
  • Danto's master narrative, legacy of the avant-garde;
  • schisms and Danto on the end of art, a split over philosophy in art