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Danto, Arthur C. . EMBODIED MEANINGS: CRITICAL ESSAYS AND AESTHETIC MEDITATIONS. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1994. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 398 pages. Fine/Fine.

Retrospective collection of essays. One of the most important books on art and culture in our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Arthur C. Danto's "Embodied Meanings: Critical Essays And Aesthetic Meditations". The second collection from possibly the single most important art critic in America of our time: Forty-one brilliant and thoughtful essays, written over a 25-year period, and originally published in The Nation. "At once rigorous, incisive, and playful. Evinces fresh perspectives and generous sympathies, whether he is discussing Old Masters like Titian and Velazquez; Moderns such as Picasso, Seurat, and Kazimir Malevich; contemporary painters Francis Bacon and David Hockney; or sacred Tibetan art. Female artists are well-represented, with perceptive pieces on Eva Hesse, Jenny Holzer, Helen Frankenthaler (whose paintings Danto compares to 'inspired jazz'), Liubov Popova, and Madeline Gins, who collaborates with her husband, Arakawa, on conceptual explorations of thought and writing" (Publishers Weekly). Erudition, eclectic taste, and keen intellect are the hallmarks of Arthur C. Danto's writing, and they are deployed here once again, in full, magnetic force. An absolute "must-have" title for Arthur C. Danto collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Arthur C. Danto. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a great collection. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most important philosopher/critics of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ARTHUR C. DANTO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374147620. $100.00

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