On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art by James ElkinsOn the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art by James Elkins

On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art

byJames ElkinsEditorJames Elkins

Hardcover | September 15, 2004

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Can contemporary art say anything about spirituality? John Updike calls modern art "a religion assembled from the fragments of our daily life," but does that mean that contemporary art is spiritual? What might it mean to say that the art you make expresses your spiritual belief?

On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Artexplores the curious disconnection between spirituality and current art. This book will enable you to walk into a museum and talk about the spirituality that is or is not visible in the art you see.

James Elkinsis Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Chair of Art History at University College, Cork, Ireland. Among his books arePictures and Tears, VisualStudies: a Skeptical Introduction, What Painting Is,Stories of Art, andHow to Use Your Eyes,all published by Routledge.
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Title:On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary ArtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:148 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.6 inPublished:September 15, 2004Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415969883

ISBN - 13:9780415969888

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"For those searching for a way to broach the intriguing and complicated topic of religion in relation to cintemporary art, this book provides much to talk about..." --The Journal of Religion