The Resource Disfiguring : art, architecture, religion, Mark C. Taylor

Disfiguring : art, architecture, religion, Mark C. Taylor

Label
Disfiguring : art, architecture, religion
Title
Disfiguring
Title remainder
art, architecture, religion
Statement of responsibility
Mark C. Taylor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Disfiguring is the first sustained interpretation of the deep but often hidden links among twentieth-century art, architecture, and religion. While many of the greatest modern painters and architects have insisted on the spiritual significance of their work, historians of modern art and architecture have largely avoided questions of religion. Likewise, contemporary philosophers and theologians have, for the most part, ignored the visual arts. Taylor presents a carefully
  • structured and subtly nuanced analysis of the religious presuppositions that inform recent artistic theory and practice - and, in so doing, recasts the cultural landscape of our era. For Taylor, twentieth-century art and architecture fall into three epochs: modernism and two contrasting views of postmodernism. He shows how we can understand these epochs through multiple senses of "disfiguring." While abstract painting and high modern architecture disfigure, in the sense
  • of removing designs, symbols, and ornaments, pop art and postmodern architecture disfigure this austere purity with playful images. Taylor uncovers a more profound kind of disfiguring in the subversive postmodernism of "deconstructive" architects such as Peter Eisenman and painters such as Anselm Kiefer. These artists attempt to figure the unfigurable, Taylor argues, and so create the possibility of refiguring the sacred for our postmodern age. Taylor's larger purpose in
  • Disfiguring is constructive or, perhaps more accurately, reconstructive. By exploring the religious dimensions of twentieth-century painting and architecture, he shows how the visual arts continue to serve as a rich resource for the theological imagination
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Mark C.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BR115.A8
LC item number
T39 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art and religion
  • Aesthetics
  • Beeldende kunsten
  • Bouwkunst
  • Godsdienst
  • Postmodernisme
  • Deconstructie
  • Art et religion
  • Architecture et religion
  • Esthétique
  • Kunst
  • Religion
  • Dekonstruktion
  • Architektur
  • Aesthetics
  • Art and religion
Label
Disfiguring : art, architecture, religion, Mark C. Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-340) and index
Contents
Program -- Theoesthetics -- Iconoclasm -- Purity -- Currency -- Logo centrism -- Refuse -- Desertion -- A/theoesthetics
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xiv, 346 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780226791326
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
91039655
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24952748
  • (OCoLC)ocm24952748
Label
Disfiguring : art, architecture, religion, Mark C. Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-340) and index
Contents
Program -- Theoesthetics -- Iconoclasm -- Purity -- Currency -- Logo centrism -- Refuse -- Desertion -- A/theoesthetics
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xiv, 346 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780226791326
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
91039655
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24952748
  • (OCoLC)ocm24952748

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