Two, water down the theology, philosophy and standards so that you can fit pretty much anything into your art. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Communist ideal knitted together the slavophilic tendencies of Puskin, Gogol and Dostoievski with the raw akain and materialism of Alexander Herzen, Plehanov and Lenin.
The Forbidden Image: An Intellectual History of Iconoclasm by Alain Besançon
The development of theology in connection to the images is nailed down by Besancon in copious documents and with exacting attention to detail. C’est souvent faux, parfois vrai.
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Ilinca Damian rated it really liked it Imaginfa 10, Several of the conclusions Besancon reaches sent me into day-long reveries which accounts for how long it took me to read in part. Whilst the latter may be quite true, a culturalist critique of the historical and economic context of Russia is but exhausted by such cotrrelations.
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The tendency then as now, says Besancon was to shy away from reproducing images. Monika rated it really liked it Mar 02, The French revolutionaries who dismantled church sculptures probably didn’t have Kant’s theory of artistic creation on their minds.
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Finally, though it never claims to be anything but an ‘intellectual’ history of iconoclasm, it seems that reducing iconoclasm which is very rarely an intellectual phenomenon, but more often a physical, even instinctual one to its philosophical underpinnings and ignoring its actual concrete manifestations, is not the best way to do justice to the concept.
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However, neither the lack of education nor the magnitude of the work or the author’s editorial choices should stop any thinking art lover from reading this book for it really points the intellectual way out of the sterile and insignificant Reading this book has been a labor of love and perseverance for me for a variety of reasons having to do with both the excellence of the book and the shortcomings of my education in philosophy as well as with some of the authors’ changing third-person voices.
The author then addresses arguments regarding the moral authority of the image in European Christianity from the medieval through the early modern periods. However, neither the lack of education nor the magnitude of the work or the author’s editorial choices should stop any thinking art lover from reading this book for it really points the intellectual way out of the sterile and insignificant art scene of recent generations. Tristana rated it it was amazing Dec 18,