Modern Art and the Death of a Culture
This disturbing but illuminating classic is a brilliant perspective on the cultural turmoil of the radical sixties and its impact on today's world, especially as reflected in the art of the time. Rookmaaker's enduring analysis looks at modern art in a broad historical, social, and philosophical context, laying bare the despair and nihilism that pervade our era. He also shows the role Christian artists can play in proclaiming truth through their work.
Rookmaaker's brilliant articulation of faith and scholarship is insightful and inspiring. The book moves freely and with a sense of urgency between the worlds of high culture, popular art and music, and Christian faith.
This reissue makes his foundational work available to a new generation.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - keithhamblen - LibraryThing
Modern Art and the Death of a Culture, H. R. Rookmaaker, Crossway, 1970): giving form to a concept or spirit (p. 131); an interpretation of reality put into a form (pgs. 26, 82); a particular view of ... Read full review
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One of the joys of fathering a bunch of boys is taking them fishing. My oldest is only eight, so as of yet we have not had a lot of success actually catching fish! Nontheless, there is a lot of joy in ... Read full review
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