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Arts of wonder : enchanting secularity : Walter de Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, Andy Goldsworthy / Jeffrey L. Kosky.

By: Material type: TextTextSeries: Religion and postmodernismPublication details: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2012, ©2012.Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780226451084
  • 0226451089
  • 0226451089
  • 1283610922
  • 9781283610926
  • 9786613923370
  • 6613923370
Subject(s): Additional physical formats: Print version:: Arts of wonder.DDC classification:
  • 709.05/1 23
LOC classification:
  • N8219.L5 K67 2012eb
Other classification:
  • LH 65829
Online resources:
Contents:
A picture of modern disenchantment -- Walter De Maria, The Lightning Field: seeing a flickering light -- Diller + Scofidio, Blur: the cloud that does not part when we see the light -- James Turrell, Works with light: seeing the light that does not illuminate -- James Turrell, Skyspaces: opening an eye to the sky -- Andy Goldsworthy, Works: to dwell creatively with earth and sky, wind and water.
Summary: "The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by 'the disenchantment of the world.'" Max Weber's statement remains a dominant interpretation of the modern condition: the increasing capabilities of knowledge and science have banished mysteries, leaving a world that can be mastered technically and intellectually. And though this idea seems empowering, many people have become disenchanted with modern disenchantment. Using intimate encounters with works of art to explore disenchantment and the possibilities of re-enchantment, Arts of Won
List(s) this item appears in: E-book Holdings for "Christian Theology and the Arts," Uni of Otago: PAST322/MINS414
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Book: Standard Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre Chrysalis Seed Collection Available Electronic book

Includes bibliographical references and index.

A picture of modern disenchantment -- Walter De Maria, The Lightning Field: seeing a flickering light -- Diller + Scofidio, Blur: the cloud that does not part when we see the light -- James Turrell, Works with light: seeing the light that does not illuminate -- James Turrell, Skyspaces: opening an eye to the sky -- Andy Goldsworthy, Works: to dwell creatively with earth and sky, wind and water.

"The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by 'the disenchantment of the world.'" Max Weber's statement remains a dominant interpretation of the modern condition: the increasing capabilities of knowledge and science have banished mysteries, leaving a world that can be mastered technically and intellectually. And though this idea seems empowering, many people have become disenchanted with modern disenchantment. Using intimate encounters with works of art to explore disenchantment and the possibilities of re-enchantment, Arts of Won

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