Religion,Art,and Visual Culture: A Cross-Cultural Reader / Edition 1

Religion,Art,and Visual Culture: A Cross-Cultural Reader / Edition 1

by S. Brent Plate
     
 

Religion, Art, and Visual Culture gathers together the most current scholarship on art, religion, visual culture, and cultural studies. The book approaches the study of world religions through the human, meaning-making activity of seeing. The essays move between specific visual subjects (painting, landscape gardens, calligraphy, architecture, mass media) and the… See more details below

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Religion, Art, and Visual Culture gathers together the most current scholarship on art, religion, visual culture, and cultural studies. The book approaches the study of world religions through the human, meaning-making activity of seeing. The essays move between specific visual subjects (painting, landscape gardens, calligraphy, architecture, mass media) and the broader theoretical discourses relevant to religion and the wider humanities today. Topics covered include art and perception; the iconicity of Jesus Christ; the relation of word and image in Islam and divine images in India.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312240035
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
A note on the text
List of Illustrations
Permissions
Introduction1
Sect. 1Aisthesis: Perceiving Between the Eye and the Mind
from "Vision," in A Natural History of the Senses27
from Eye and Brain: The Psychology of Seeing33
from The Object Stares Back: On the Nature of Seeing40
from "Metaphors on Vision"46
Sect. 2Icon: The Image of Jesus Christ and Christian Theology
from "Image"62
from Painting the Word: Christian Pictures and Their Meaning67
from The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion73
from '"Would Jesus Have Sat for a Portrait?' The Likeness of Christ in the Popular Reception of Sallman's Art"81
Sect. 3Qalam: Word and Imaged In Islamic Calligraphy
from Mediation of Ornament101
from Calligraphy and Islamic Culture106
from "The Spiritual Message of Islamic Calligraphy" in Islamic Art and Spirituality112
from Modern Islamic Art118
Sect. 4Shinjin: The Seeing Body-Mind in the Japanese Zen Garden
from Buddhism and the Arts of Japan134
from The Body, Self-Cultivation, and Ki-Energy140
"The Japanese Garden: Seeing and Cultivating Micro-Macrocosmic Correlativity"145
from The Ocean in the Sand153
Sect. 5Darshan: Seeing the Hindu Divine Image in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
from Darshan171
from Lives of Indian Images176
from the prologue to Devi: Goddess of India182
from "All in the (Raghu) Family"187
Sect. 6Zakhor: Modern Jewish Memory Built into Architecture
from Jewish Icons205
from The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning211
"Holocaust Icons, Holocaust Idols"216
"Building Zakhor: The Place of Memory in Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum, Berlin"224
Index235

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