Re-enchantment: The Art Seminar / Edition 1

Re-enchantment: The Art Seminar / Edition 1

by James Elkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415960525

ISBN-13: 9780415960526

Pub. Date: 10/06/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The near-absence of religion from contemporary discourse on art is one of the most fundamental issues in postmodernism. Artists critical of religion can find voices in the art world, but religion itself, including spirituality, is taken to be excluded by the very project of modernism. The sublime, "re-enchantment" (as in Weber), and the aura (as in Benjamin) have

Overview

The near-absence of religion from contemporary discourse on art is one of the most fundamental issues in postmodernism. Artists critical of religion can find voices in the art world, but religion itself, including spirituality, is taken to be excluded by the very project of modernism. The sublime, "re-enchantment" (as in Weber), and the aura (as in Benjamin) have been used to smuggle religious concepts back into academic writing, but there is still no direct communication between "religionists" and scholars. Re-Enchantment, volume 7 in The Art Seminar Series, will be the first book to bridge that gap.

The volume will include an introduction and two final, synoptic essays, as well as contributions from some of the most prominent thinkers on religion and art including Boris Groys, James Elkins, Thierry de Duve, David Morgan, Norman Girardot, Sally Promey, Brent Plate, and Christopher Pinney.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415960526
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/06/2008
Series:
Art Seminar Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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