Religion, Art, and Visual Culture: A Cross-Cultural Reader

ISBN: 9780312240295
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Edition: 2002
Publication Date: 2002-02-23
Number of pages: 240
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Religion, Art, and Visual Culture is a cross-cultural exploration of the study of visuality and the arts from a religious perspective. This forward looking and accessible collection gathers together the most current scholarship for those interested in art, religion, visual culture, and cultural studies. Inherently interdisciplinary, this reader approaches the study of world religions through the human, meaning-making activity of seeing. The volume oscillates between specific visual subjects (painting, landscape gardens, calligraphy, architecture, mass media) and the broader theoretical discourses which are relevant to Humanities students today.

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