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Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic


Taking vigorous issue with the pervasive Western notion that the arts exist essentially for the purpose of aesthetic contemplation, Nicholas Wolterstorff proposes instead what he sees as an authentically Christian perspective: that art has a legitimate, even necessary, place in everyday life. While granting that galleries, theaters and concert halls serve a valid purpose, Wolterstorff argues that art should also be appreciated in action -- in private homes, in hotel lobbies, in factories and grocery stores, on main street. ...

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Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic
1980, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI

ISBN-13: 9780802818164

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