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Towards a Christian Aesthetic

by Nicholas Wolterstorff;


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Art in Action: Towards a Christian Aesthetic

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Taking vigorous issue with the pervasive Western notion that the arts exist essentially for the purpose of aesthetic contemplation, Nicholas Wolterstorff proposes instead what he sees as an authentically Christian perspective: that art has a legitimate, even necessary, place in everyday life. While granting that galleries, theaters and concert halls serve a valid purpose, Wolterstorff argues that art should also be appreciated in action -- in private homes, in hotel lobbies, in factories and grocery stores, on main street. His conviction that art should be multifunction is basic to the author's views on art in the city (he regards most American cities as dehumanizing wastelands of aesthetic squalor, dominated by the demands of the automobile), and leads him to a helpful discussion of its role in worship and the church. Developing an aesthetic that is basically grounded, yet always sensitive to the human need for beauty, Wolterstorff make a brilliant contribution to understanding how art can serve to broaden and enrich our lives.

Art in Action: Towards a Christian Aesthetic by Nicholas Wolterstorff was published by Alban Publishing in December 1980 and is our 25288th best seller. The ISBN for Art in Action: Towards a Christian Aesthetic is 9780802818164.

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Page last updated 12th May 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherAlban Publishing (December 1980)
Weight375g
Number of Pages252
Thickness14 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780802818164
ISBN-100802818161
Product Code26399
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