Updating Basket....

Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket
Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket

Art and the Question of Meaning

Art and the Question of Meaning

This item is unavailable.

Enter your email address below and we will email you when the item comes into stock.

Paperback / softback

£14.99

Friends Scheme

Friends price: £13.49

Join the Friends Scheme for just £10.00 a year
and save 10% on selected titles.

Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334051589
Number of Pages: 72
Published: 07/11/2013
Width: 13.5 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
Many people find modern art, in whatever medium, meaningless. Its radical questioning of all aesthetic norms, its wild experimentation and its lack of direction stand in stark contrast to the past,with its great tradition of meaningful artistic expression. Of course, it can be argued that modern artists are simply feeling much more deeply what anyone alive today must sense, however vaguely and superficially: a deeply pessimistic and often nihilistic mood. And if art is to have integrity, artists cannot escape that. However, anyone who believes in a first and last ground of meaning of the world and man, even at a time of the disintegration of traditions, can scarcely believe in a definitive chaos of art: if art is a genuine representation of the realities of our time, it should be possible, by understanding it more deeply, to find greater meaning the other side of seeming meaninglessness. This, briefly stated, is the argument of Hans Kueng's latest study, both profound and provocative, which introduces a new and important dimension to his thought.

Hans Kueng