Reclaiming the Spiritual in Art: Contemporary Cross-Cultural Perspectives

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Dawn Perlmutter, Debra Koppman
SUNY Press, May 27, 1999 - Art - 168 pages
From Walt Disney World to the movie Natural Born Killers, this book explores uncommon indicators of the spiritual in contemporary art and culture. Drawing on a diversity of perspectives in philosophy and aesthetics to highlight conscious and unconscious manifestations of the sacred in art, this work makes a compelling case for its continued contemporary relevance.

Contributors include Andrew Doerr, Melissa E. Feldman, Cher Krause Knight, Debra Koppman, Janice Mann, Dawn Perlmutter, Crispin Sartwell, and Susan Shantz.
 

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Contents

The Subjugation of the Spiritual in Art
7
VenusIntraVenus Art against and as the Body
19
Mickey Minnie and Mecca Destination Disney World Pilgrimage in the Twentieth Century
33
Feminist Revisions
45
Disintegration as Theory and Method in an artmaking practice
61
Between the Sacred and the Profane The Altars of Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely
73
Multiple Visions Revisioning Aesthetics in a Pluralist America
89
Blood Relations Jose Bedia Joseph Beuys David Hammons and Ana Mendieta
105
Malice Green Did Like Jesus A Detroit Miracle Story
117
Postmodern Idolatry The Media and Violent Acts of Participation
129
Thou Art The Continuity of Religious Ideology in Modern and Postmodern Theory and Practice
145
Contributors
161
Index
165
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Dawn Perlmutter is Assistant Professor of Art and Philosophy at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and Debra Koppman is Assistant Professor of Art at John F. Kennedy University.

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