Free Shipping In Australia
Theoria By Peter Fuller

Theoria
by Peter Fuller

Out of Stock
$18.49
inc. GST
Following Ruskin, Fuller claims that art is a channel for grace, evoking a spiritual response in us. He argues that this conception underlies the best modern British painting. From this perspective he criticizes post-modernism, Thatcherite arts policy, Saatchi-type buyers and leftist critics.
Only 0 left

Theoria Summary


Theoria: Art and the Absence of Grace by Peter Fuller

Peter Fuller, one of Britain's controversial art critics, has written a book about the importance of art. He tries to revive an older view, found in Ruskin's "Theoria", according to which art is a channel for grace. Beauty in art and nature evokes a moral and spiritual response in us. For this reason art is important. Fuller traces this tradition of thought from the Gothic revival to the present. He argues that this approach underlies the finest modern British painting and suggests that this could be the source which revives art today. From this perspective he criticizes post-modernism, Thatcherite arts policy, Saatchi-type buyers and left wing critics and arts administrators. Though these seem to be very different, Fuller claims that they share an underlying conception of art. He suggests that this "barren orthodoxy", has arisen as a result of the collapse of the idea of art as a channel for grace. Fuller's other books include "Beyond the Crisis in Art", "Images of God", "Marches Past" and "Art and Psychoanalysis". His television programmes include "Naturally Creative" (1987). He is also editor of the journal "Modern Painters".

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Table of Contents


Introduction - modern painting; Praeterita in Eden; two paths in the political economy of art; a view from the eagle's nest; aesthesis versus theoria; nature and the Gothic; pre-Raphaelitism; Proserpina; the scapegoat; our fathers have told us; the elements of drawing; unto this last; the storm-cloud of the 19th century; of dabchicks and pig's wash; an earthly paradise?; the spiritual in art; love's meine; Karl Barth and the death of God; black skeleton and blinding square; the art of England; the triumph of late modernism; the glare of the antipodes; conclusion - the blind watchmaker and the hortus conclusus.

Additional information

GOR003033669
Theoria: Art and the Absence of Grace by Peter Fuller
Peter Fuller
Used - Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
1988-11-10
260
0701129425
9780701129422
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.