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Author Herbert, James D., 1959-

Title Our distance from God : studies of the divine and the mundane in western art and music / James D. Herbert
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, c2008


Description 1 online resource (xii, 198 p., [20] p. of plates )
Series Fletcher Jones Foundation humanities imprint
Fletcher Jones Foundation humanities imprint
Contents Louis XIV's Versailles -- Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung -- Monet's Orangerie -- Spence's Cathedral & Britten's War requiem -- Wilson's 14 stations
Summary In this encounter between reflections on Christian theology and the history of art and music, James D. Herbert considers how specific works of art establish a relation between the divine and the earthbound audiences for whom the art was created. He looks at five case studies over four centuries: the architecture and artworks that glorified Louis XIV at Versailles, the interaction of libretto and music in Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung, Claude Monet's enormous paintings of water lilies mounted at the Orangerie of Paris in 1927, the inaugural performance in 1962 of Benjamin Britten's War
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Spirituality in art -- Case studies
Spirituality in music -- Case studies
ART -- General.
Spirituality in art
Spirituality in music
Geistliche Musik
Religiöse Kunst
Beeldende kunsten.
Andligt liv i konsten.
Andligt liv.
Konst -- religiösa aspekter.
Musik -- religiösa aspekter.
Westliche Welt
Genre/Form Case studies
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021696522
ISBN 9780520933965