Disfiguring

Art, Architecture, Religion

Mark C. Taylor

Mark C. Taylor

360 pages | 36 color plates, 89 halftones, 13 line drawings | 8-1/2 x 11 | © 1992
Cloth $52.50 ISBN: 9780226791326 Published November 1992
Disfiguring is the first sustained interpretation of the deep but often hidden links among twentieth-century art, architecture, and religion. While many of the greatest modern painters and architects have insisted on the spiritual significance of their work, historians of modern art and architecture have largely avoided questions of religion. Likewise, contemporary philosophers and theologians have, for the most part, ignored visual arts. Taylor presents a carefully structured and subtly nuanced analysis of the religious presuppositions that inform recent artistic theory and practice—and, in doing so, recasts the cultural landscape of our era.
Contents
List of Illustrations
1. Program
2. Theoesthetics
3. Iconoclasm
4. Purity
5. Currency
6. Logo Centrism
7. Refuse
8. Desertion
9. A/Theoesthetics
Abbreviations and Editions
Notes
Index
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