Disfiguring: Art, Architecture, Religion

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University of Chicago Press, Nov 1, 1992 - Art - 360 pages
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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.

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In this compelling analysis of 20th-century art and architecture, presented from the perspective of Taylor's deconstructionist theology (as seen in his Erring: A Postmodern A/theology , Univ. of ... Read full review

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Mark C. Taylor is professor of religion and chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University. His most recent book is After God, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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