Alain Besançon,. Jane Marie Todd (Translator). · Rating details · 31 ratings · 4 reviews. Philosophers and theologians have long engaged in intense debate. Alain Besançon () is a French historian. Imaginea interzisă, trans. Mona Antohi %C3%A7on. pages. Alain Besancon-Imaginea interzisa-Humanitas ().pdf; Babeș- Bolyai University; Literature; LITERATURE 43 – Summer ; Register Now.

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Return to Book Page. Hegel, who despite loving art had never seen any Italian art himself, prophetically saw only three choices available to artists as image-makers: Warhol anyone For Besancon Abstraction is not just another school it is the new iconoclasm, zero form.

Plotinus, Plato and Aristotle disagreed in significant besancln. Cristian Bacu rated it liked it Jan 10, Whilst the latter may be quite true, a culturalist critique of the historical and economic context of Russia is but exhausted by such cotrrelations. Marie rated it it was amazing Jul 27, Hardcoverpages. LPenting rated it it was amazing Inherzisa 17, The first images reproduced from life by prehistoric man were made to thank “God” for their hunts.

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.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The universe was no longer flat. Robert rated it really liked it Mar 11, Leonardo rated it really liked it Aug 25, We could make images BUT should we make images? Reading Aquinas, Kant, and Hegel is itself an exercise in thicket-cutting: Dec 29, Craig rated it it was amazing.

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I always point to the Creation of Adam by Michelangelo as arguably the apex of human artistic endeavor, myself. To ask other readers questions about Sainte Russieplease sign up. Yesensky rated it really liked it Mar 18, Comanu Florin rated it liked it Jan 29, 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 aain 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 lmaginea well as with some of the authors’ interzsa third-person voices.

One of the most cogently written and utterly fascinating studies of iconodulia and iconoclasm alike. No trivia or quizzes yet. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Videos About This Book. Pretty much every major philosophical, aesthetic thinker back to the Greeks is considered not just within his time but also within the history of aesthetics. However, against the tide of tin-pot supermen Besancon points to artists who reject formlessness. Teo rated it really liked it Jul 05, The author then addresses arguments regarding the moral authority of the image in European Christianity from the medieval through the early modern periods.

Also suffers throughout from a major confusion between iconoclasm as such, and the idea of whether or not God any god can be represented – these two things are related, definitely, but they’re certainly not the same thing. Laura rated it really liked it Jan 06, Highly recommended especially for the general reader or those new to the burgeoning study of iconoclasm in the East-Roman Empire in the Middle Byzantine period.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. The human form took on more dignity and human skill took on more dignity.

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The death knell of popular art began in philosophy. So the importance of image-making was for the Greeks and every other thinker imaginra Heiddeger, primarily a religious question. Therefore, the history and promotion of making images, pictures of the world around us, is intimately connected to this freeing influence -the incarnation. Christianity alone stands out from this nearly universal Iconoclasm.

First, the excellence of the book: Alex rated it really liked it Oct 21, Very lopsided, too, betraying his own philosophical proclivities, and lacked good editing at times.

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And he is right. Kafkasfriend rated it really liked it Dec 13, Although no one could argue that such a strong link isn’t there, there are moments when he consciously superimpose the Communist period, as Berdiaev does it too, to the Peter the Great era, thinking that an invisible red line could be traced to cultural contingencies which he believes are not contingencies.

J rated it really liked it Sep 04, Alex Pintilei rated it it was amazing Mar 11, Maybe it’s i,aginea I have my own book on iconoclasm floating unwritten in my head, but I thought this work was basically a massive vanity project, using years of history to unfurl a rather idosyncratic pet theory on modern art.