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The Vocation of the Artist

The Vocation of the Artist

by Deborah J. Haynes
     
 

ISBN-10: 052158969X

ISBN-13: 9780521589697

Pub. Date: 09/01/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Originating in the author's experience as a practicing artist and scholar, this book is a thoroughly postmodern enterprise that draws from a wide range of historical and theoretical resources in cultural history, especially art history/theory and the study of religion. It discusses historical roles of the artist, and also presents a particular perspective on the

Overview

Originating in the author's experience as a practicing artist and scholar, this book is a thoroughly postmodern enterprise that draws from a wide range of historical and theoretical resources in cultural history, especially art history/theory and the study of religion. It discusses historical roles of the artist, and also presents a particular perspective on the contemporary function of the artist as prophetic critic and visionary. Using specific interpretations of the words "vocation," "prophetic," and "visionary," the author brings attention to the need for artists to assess critically the relationship of the past and present to the future. This book is addressed to those interested in the interdisciplinary dialogue of the visual arts, religion, and ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521589697
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
351
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Preliminary Issues: 1. Introduction; 2. A proposition; 3. Vocation; 4. The efficacy of art; Part II. Roles of the Artist: 5. Premodern theocentric mimetic craftsperson; 6. Modern anthropocentric original inventor; 7. Avant-garde prophet; 8. Postmodern parodic ex-centric bricoleur; Part III. The Reclamation of the Future: 9. Prophetic criticism; 10. Visionary imagination; 11. Creativity, utopia, and hope; 12. A final image.

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