(E–pub) [Modern Art and the Death of a Culture]
Hans R. Rookmaaker Ö 9 charactersRead This Book A fascinating walk through the development of hilosophical ideas from the Renaissance to the 1970s as seen through art Raises challenging uestions about the urpose and significance of art and how Christian artists and the church should respond This book is 50 years old now so naturally some of it is dated and a lot has happened since it was Networking for Career Success: 24 Lessons for Getting to Know the Right People published I don tretent to be an art historian or even to be articularly knowledgable about art today but even I can see that things have changedThat said not everything has changed and the insights and wisdom of this book remain relevant I ve read it a couple of times now and it drives me to engage with culture to examine and interpret art and to respond to it in my own creativityIt s not overbearingly academic throughout though Rookmaaker assumed his readers would either know the artists he was referencing or go and research them so certainly chapters are a little tough for art amateurs like me However the assion and thrust of the book are wonderful and evangelicals could do far far worse than to read this and learn from its applications Modernreligious response here Originally ublished almost forty years ago this work has certainly lost none of its relevance for those se. This disturbing but illuminating classic is
a brilliant erspective on the cultural turmoil the radical sixties and its impact on today'sbrilliant erspective on the cultural turmoil of the radical sixties its impact on today's especially as reflected in the art of the time Rookmaaker's enduring analysis looks at modern art in a broad historical social and Eking an understanding of the forces behind the downward trajectory of both western art and western culture over the course of the last three centuries or so This assertion in itself might seem a rather odd one to most folks didn t the roblems for both art and culture really start during
the 20th century actually norookmaaker argues uite ersuasively20th century Actually noRookmaaker argues uite Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Living through your 20s on your own terms persuasively the seeds of nihilism and despair were actually sown during the Enlightenmenteriod of the 18th century and the obvious The Rumsfeld Way: The Leadership Wisdom of a Battle-Hardened Maverick problems which began to manifest themselves in the 20th century were the resultant harvest The intervening 19th century may be viewed as aeriod during which these matters were working themselves out and during which much art that might be deemed beautiful was still being roduced but the roblems were there nonetheless and with increasing clarity as a mere scratch to the surface revealsBeginning in medias res with the medieval Option Writing Strategies for Extraordinary Returns period it isn t really necessary to go back further in time torove his 29 and Counting: A Chick's Guide to Turning 30 a Chick's Guide to Turning 30 point Rookmaaker demonstrates that there was a time whenhysical and spiritual realities coexisted comfortably and formed a seamless whole both in the thoughts and lives of The Little Book of Breakthrough: Breakthrough Thoughts for Manifesting Your Heaven on Earth people and on theainted canvas This view Genocide of One persisted remarkably in some respects even through th. Hilosophical context laying bare the despair and nihilism thatervade our era He also shows the role Christian artists can Nintendo Wii Flash Game Creator's Guide: Design, Develop, and Share Your Games Online play inroclaiming truth through their workRookmaaker's brilliant articulation of faith and scholarship is insightful and inspiring The book moves freely.
E Renaissance and Reformation Star Wars - Jabba the Hutt - The Art of the Deal periodsIt was the Enlightenment with its dogged insistence upon rationality and empiricism as the only standards for gauging reality which drove the seemingly irrevocable wedge between the natural and the supernatural Artists and everyone else for that matter since that time have come under increasingressure to choose between the two The redominant approach has been to reject the latter in favor of the "Former Resulting In A Growing Crescendo Of Meaninglessness And Despondency " resulting in a growing crescendo of meaninglessness and despondency movements Romanticism and certain enclaves of Christian art have sought the opposite approach of asserting the supernatural over the natural but "With Limited Success Largely Because "limited success largely because heart they have continued to accept the fundamental dualism of the Enlightenment viewMy only reason for not rating the book highly is that although Rookmaaker s insights are keen I find his style a bit exacting and the increasingly depressing nature of the material begins to weigh down on you after a while I actually started this book a good while back and had to take an extended break about two thirds of the way through before finishing There s great stuff toward the end though so don t fail to ersevere if you encounter the same difficulties. And with a sense of urgency between the worlds of high culture opular art and music and Christian faithThis reissue makes his foundational work available to a new generationA landmark book in the story of contemporary Christians in the arts Os Guinness author
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