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Arts of wonder: enchanting secularity--Walter de Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, Andy Goldsworthy

Arts of wonder: enchanting secularity--Walter de Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, Andy Goldsworthy

Kosky, Jeffrey L

Kosky focuses on a handful of artists - Walter De Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, and Andy Goldsworthy - to show how they introduce spaces hospitable to mystery and wonder, redemption and revelation, and transcendence and creation. The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the disenchantment of the world. Max Webers 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 Wonder addresses questions about the nature of humanity, the world, and God in the wake of Webers diagnosis of modernity. Jeffrey L. Kosky focuses on a handful of artistsWalter De Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, and Andy Goldsworthyto show how they introduce spaces hospitable to mystery and wonder, redemption and revelation, and transcendence and creation. What might be thought of as religious longings, he argues, are crucial aspects of enchanting secularity when developed through encounters with these works of art. Developing a model of religion that might be significant to secular culture, Kosky shows how this model can be employed to deepen interpretation of the art we usually view as representing secular modernity. A thoughtful dialogue between philosophy and art, Arts of Wonder will catch the eye of readers of art and religion, philosophy of religion, and art criticism

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Published Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Jeffrey L. Kosky
ISBN: 0226451089, 9780226451084
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-193) and index.
Note: Formerly CIP.
Physical Description: xviii, 201 pages : illustrations
Series: Religion and postmodernism
Subject: Art and religion.; De Maria, Walter, 1935-2013. Lightning field.; Light in art.; Blur Building (Expo.02, Switzerland); Turrell, James Criticism and interpretation.; Philosophy: aesthetics; Theory of art; Philosophy of religion; Earthworks (Art); Art and Design; Light art.; Goldsworthy, Andy, 1956- Criticism and interpretation.; History of art; Religion & beliefs
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Religion and postmodernism.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780226451060