Enduring Creation: Art, Pain and Fortitude

4,22 durchschnittliche Bewertung
( 18 Bewertungen bei Goodreads )
9780500285077: Enduring Creation: Art, Pain and Fortitude

Why has such an apparently unpleasant subject such as pain preoccupied artists of every age? Nigel Spivey explores this question in a perceptive and eloquent exposition that ranges from the Christian martyrs to Munch's seminal The Scream and the horrors of the Holocaust. Enduring Creation triggers and explores in depth a host of complicated questions surrounding the motivations of artists and the psychology of our response. Can pain be beautiful? Do we always pity suffering? Is there a link between sainthood and sado-masochism? The result is a brilliantly innovative work of cultural history, and one of those rare books that makes the past come alive by creating a persistent sense that it is of pressing relevance today.

Die Inhaltsangabe kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

From the Inside Flap:

"Spivey writes with conviction both about art and about human experience and with an obvious pleasure in language. The opening account of a train trip to the Auschwitz Museum sets the tone for what is always, explicitly or implicitly, more than merely another art historical account."--David B. Morris, author of Culture of Pain

"A general tour de force of erudition. [T]he book is very well-written [and] accessible to the general reader."--Alexander Nemerov, author of The Body of Raphaelle Peale

"The prose is lively and the insights thought-provoking. There is also an engaging, at times moving, personal touch to the book. [I]t will appeal to a wide audience of specialists and nonspecialists alike."--Buchanan Sharp, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz

About the Author:

Nigel Spivey is Lecturer in Classics at the University of Cambridge, where he has also been a Fellow of Emmanuel College since 1992. His books include the prizewinning Understanding Greek Sculpture, as well as acclaimed volumes on Greek and Etruscan art.

„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

Gebraucht kaufen Angebot ansehen

Versand: EUR 22,00
Von Niederlande nach USA

Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

In den Warenkorb

Beste Suchergebnisse beim ZVAB


Spivey, Nigel
ISBN 10: 0500285071 ISBN 13: 9780500285077
Gebraucht Softcover Anzahl: 1
JOOT Just Out Of Time
(Amsterdam, Niederlande)

Buchbeschreibung Thames & Hudson. 2004. 272 p. Ills. Paperback. Artikel-Nr. 107051

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Gebraucht kaufen
EUR 12,00
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 22,00
Von Niederlande nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer