autotelism


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autotelism

a nonutilitarian theory of art holding that a work of art is an end in itself. — autotelic, adj.
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Noun1.autotelism - belief that a work of art is an end in itself or its own justificationautotelism - belief that a work of art is an end in itself or its own justification
belief - any cognitive content held as true
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New Critical autotelism (which relies upon a notion of balance and unity
Ultimately, Martin's hotels fail to distinguish between outside and inside: "The logical extreme of the hotel's expansion, self-sufficiency, and autotelism is that it means to undo the exterior-interior dichotomy altogether" (Saltzman 605).