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The art of the sublime : principles of Christian art and architecture

Author: Roger Homan
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006.
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"In the view of Hegel and others, pagan art is the art of the beautiful and Christian art is the art of the sublime. Roger Homan provides a comprehensive and informative account of the course of Christian art, encompassing a re-evaluation of conventional aesthetics and its application to religious art. Homan argues that taste and aesthetics are fashioned by morality and belief, and that Christian art must be  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Homan
ISBN: 0754650731 9780754650737
OCLC Number: 60881633
Description: vi, 213 pages, 14 pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The beautiful and the holy --
The fear of God --
Gothic --
Puritan aesthetics --
Spirit and conscience --
Morality and Christian art.
Responsibility: Roger Homan.
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Provides a comprehensive account of the course of Christian art, encompassing a re-evaluation of conventional aesthetics and its application to religious art. The author argues that taste and  Read more...

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'... Homan is full of original ideas and insights... writes with great insight and feeling about the Gothic.' Art and Christianity 'Recommended.' Choice

 
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