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Author Kosky, Jeffrey L., author.

Title Arts of wonder : enchanting secularity : Walter de Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, Andy Goldsworthy / Jeffrey L. Kosky
Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2012, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series Religion and postmodernism
Religion and postmodernism.
Contents A picture of modern disenchantment -- Walter De Maria, The Lightning Field: seeing a flickering light -- Diller + Scofidio, Blur: the cloud that does not part when we see the light -- James Turrell, Works with light: seeing the light that does not illuminate -- James Turrell, Skyspaces: opening an eye to the sky -- Andy Goldsworthy, Works: to dwell creatively with earth and sky, wind and water
Summary "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 Won
Analysis secular, secularity, walter de maria, diller, scofidio, james turrell, andy goldsworthy, rational, intellectual, intellect, smarts, brain, mind, mental, world, disenchantment, enchanting, enchantment, modern, contemporary, knowledge, science, scientific, mystery, wonder, empowering, exploration, modernity, god, humanity, human nature, natural, artists, artistic, artist, artsy, transcendence, creation, religion, criticism, critique
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject De Maria, Walter, 1935-2013. Lightning field.
Turrell, James -- Criticism and interpretation
Goldsworthy, Andy, 1956- -- Criticism and interpretation
Goldsworthy, Andy, 1956-
Turrell, James
Blur Building (Expo.02, Switzerland)
Blur Building (Expo.02, Switzerland)
SUBJECT Lightning field (De Maria, Walter) fast
Subject Light in art.
Light art.
Art and religion.
Earthworks (Art)
light art.
earthworks (sculpture)
ART -- History -- Contemporary (1945- )
Art and religion
Earthworks (Art)
Light art
Light in art
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012017785
ISBN 9780226451084