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Modern art and the life of a culture : the religious impulses of modernism

Author: Jonathan A Anderson; William A Dyrness
Publisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP Academic, and imprint of InterVarsity Press, [2016]
Series: Studies in theology and the arts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For many Christians, engaging with modern art raises several questions: Is the Christian faith at odds with modern art? Does modernism contain religious themes? Nearly fifty years ago, Dutch art historian and theologian Hans Rookmaaker offered his answers to these questions when he published his groundbreaking work, Modern Art and the Death of a Culture. While appreciating Rookmaaker's invaluable contribution to the  Read more...
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Anderson, Jonathan A., 1977-
Modern art and the life of a culture.
Downers Grove, IL : InterVarsity Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016008542
Named Person: H R Rookmaaker
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan A Anderson; William A Dyrness
ISBN: 9780830851355 0830851356
OCLC Number: 921867421
Description: 374 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Critical contexts. Introduction: religion and the discourse of modernism --
H.R. Rookmaaker, Modern art and the death of a culture --
Part 2. Geographies, histories and encounters. France, Britain and the sacramental image --
Germany, Holland and northern romantic theology --
Russian icons, Dada liturgies and rumors of nihilism --
North America and the expressive image --
North America in the age of mass media.
Series Title: Studies in theology and the arts.
Responsibility: Jonathan A. Anderson and William A. Dyrness.

Abstract:

For many Christians, engaging with modern art raises several questions: Is the Christian faith at odds with modern art? Does modernism contain religious themes? Nearly fifty years ago, Dutch art historian and theologian Hans Rookmaaker offered his answers to these questions when he published his groundbreaking work, Modern Art and the Death of a Culture. While appreciating Rookmaaker's invaluable contribution to the study of theology and the arts, this volume-coauthored by an artist and a theologian-responds to his work and offers its own answers to these questions by arguing that there were actually strong religious impulses that positively shaped modern visual art. This book, the first in IVP Academic's new Studies in Theology and the Arts series, brings together the disciplines of art history and theology and points to the signs of life in modern art.
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