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The Vocation of the Artist

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  • Date Published: August 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521589697

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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.

    • Deals with artist training and the artist's role in society - a hot topic at the moment
    • Especially helpful for artists in training: examines challenges facing artists today seeking to understand their role/function in a divisive art world
    • First book since Edmund Feldman's The Artist (Prentice Hall/1982) to examine both historical and contemporary roles of the visual artist
    • Includes discussions of many contemporary artists
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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

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    • Date Published: August 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521589697
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • contains: 35 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Author

    Deborah J. Haynes, Washington State University

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