The Vocation Of The Artist by Deborah J. HaynesThe Vocation Of The Artist by Deborah J. Haynes

The Vocation Of The Artist

byDeborah J. Haynes

Paperback | August 13, 1997

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Originating in the author's experience as a practicing artist and scholar, this book is a thoroughly postmodern enterprise that draws from a wide range of historical and theoretical resources in cultural history, especially art history/theory and the study of religion. It discusses historical roles of the artist, and also presents a particular perspective on the contemporary function of the artist as prophetic critic and visionary. Using specific interpretations of the words "vocation," "prophetic," and "visionary," the author brings attention to the need for artists to assess critically the relationship of the past and present to the future. This book is addressed to those interested in the interdisciplinary dialogue of the visual arts, religion, and ethics.

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Title:The Vocation Of The ArtistFormat:PaperbackDimensions:351 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 0.71 inPublished:August 13, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052158969X

ISBN - 13:9780521589697

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Table of Contents

Part I. Preliminary Issues: 1. Introduction; 2. A proposition; 3. Vocation; 4. The efficacy of art; Part II. Roles of the Artist: 5. Premodern theocentric mimetic craftsperson; 6. Modern anthropocentric original inventor; 7. Avant-garde prophet; 8. Postmodern parodic ex-centric bricoleur; Part III. The Reclamation of the Future: 9. Prophetic criticism; 10. Visionary imagination; 11. Creativity, utopia, and hope; 12. A final image.

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"Her vision for artists to be active in constructing a positive future for our world is to be applauded." Mark Torgerson, Worship