Modern Art and the Death of a Culture

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Uses well-known and lesser-known paintings to show modern art's reflection of a dying culture and how Christian attitudes can create hope in current society.
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Overview

Uses well-known and lesser-known paintings to show modern art's reflection of a dying culture and how Christian attitudes can create hope in current society.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780891077992
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 7/28/1994
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 526,955
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

H. R. ROOKMAAKER (1922–1977) grew up in the Dutch East Indies. As a young man in wartime Holland, he was interned for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets and became a Christian during that time. In 1948 a lifelong friendship with Francis Schaeffer began. In 1959 Rookmaaker published his doctoral thesis on the artist Gauguin, and in 1965 he was invited to the Chair of Art History at the Free University of Amsterdam. Rookmaaker was also highly respected as a jazz critic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2000

    Life-Changing Ideas

    Hans Rookmaker was a mentor to Francis Schaeffer and altered my worldview with this title. His examination of the crumbling of society's moorings as reflected in its art is breathtaking. If only the prints in the book were larger and full-color...

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