Arts of Wonder Paperback

Enchanting Secularity - Walter De Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, Andy Goldsworthy

by Jeffrey L. Kosky;


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Arts of Wonder

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"The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by 'the disenchantment of the world.'" Max Weber's statement remains a dominant interpretation of the modern condition: the increasing capabilities of knowledge and science have banished mysteries, leaving a world that can be mastered technically and intellectually. And though this idea seems empowering, many people have become disenchanted with modern disenchantment. Using intimate encounters with works of art to explore disenchantment and the possibilities of re-enchantment, Arts of Wonder addresses questions about the nature of humanity, the world, and God in the wake of Weber's diagnosis of modernity. Jeffrey L. Kosky focuses on a handful of artists Walter De Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, and Andy Goldsworthy to show how they introduce spaces hospitable to mystery and wonder, redemption and revelation, and transcendence and creation. What might be thought of as religious longings, he argues, are crucial aspects of enchanting secularity when developed through encounters with these works of art.
Developing a model of religion that might be significant to secular culture, Kosky shows how this model can be employed to deepen interpretation of the art we usually view as representing secular modernity. A thoughtful dialogue between philosophy and art, Arts of Wonder will catch the eye of readers of art and religion, philosophy of religion, and art criticism.

Arts of Wonder by Jeffrey L. Kosky was published by The University of Chicago Press in September 2016. The ISBN for Arts of Wonder is 9780226411804.

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Page last updated 1st December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherThe University of Chicago Press (September 2016)
Weight499g
Number of Pages224
Thickness18 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780226411804
ISBN-10022641180X
Product Code4450085
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