The Forbidden Image: An Intellectual History of Iconoclasm

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Philosophers and theologians have long engaged in intense debate and introspection over the representation of the deity, its possibilities and its proscriptions. The Forbidden Image traces the dual strains of “iconophilia” and iconoclasm, the privileging and prohibition of religious images, over a span of two and a half millennia in the West.

Alain Besançon’s work begins with a comprehensive examination of the status of the image in Greek, Judaic, Islamic, and Christian thought. The author then addresses arguments regarding the moral authority of the image in European Christianity from the medieval through the early modern periods. Besançon completes The Forbidden Image with an examination of how iconophilia and iconoclasm have been debated in the modern period.

“Even the reader who has heard something of the Byzantine quarrels about images and their theological background will be surprised by a learned and convincing interpretation of the works of Mondrian, Kandinsky, and Malevich in terms of religiously inspired iconoclasm. . . . This is an immensely rich and powerful masterpiece.”—Leszek Kolakowski, Times Literary Supplement

 

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How did the representation of the divine come to be an issue of philosophical import? Why was the biblical proscription of "graven images" interpreted differently by Jews, Muslims, and Christians? How have modern thinkers and artists addressed notions of the sacred in the realm of art? The Forbidden Image traces the dual strains of "iconophilia" and iconoclasm, the privileging and prohibition of religious images, over a span of two and half millennia in the West.

Philosophers and theologians have long engaged in intense debate and introspection over the representation of the deity, its possibilities and its proscriptions. Alain Besançon's work begins with a comprehensive examination of the status of the image in Greek, Judaic, Islamic, and Christian thought. The author then addresses arguments regarding the moral authority of the image in both Eastern and Western European Christianity from the medieval through the early modern periods, and analyzes the Roman Catholic Church's rhetorical use of images to educate and stir viewers to piety. Besançon completes The Forbidden Image with an examination of how iconophilia and iconoclasm have been debated in the modern period by thinkers as diverse as Calvin, Pascal, Kant, and Hegel, concluding the volume with a discussion of how these theological and intellectual currents have transformed European painting.

Now available in English translation, The Forbidden Image is an in-depth study of a topic of long-standing philosophical, religious, and artistic significance. This highly acclaimed work will reach a new audience of readers in the fields of intellectual and art history, religion, and philosophy.

About the Author:

Alain Besançon is the director of studies at L'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. A specialist in Russian politics and intellectual history, he has written a number of books, including Anatomie d'un spectre and Les origines intellectuelles du léninisme.

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Descripción University Of Chicago Press March 2009, 2009. Paper Back. Estado de conservación: New. Students of history know the pleasurable agony of the simple question that, like a hydra, grows more complicated the further it's pursued. Such is the story behind this book. Besancon's desire to trace the simple history of divine representation in European art gives way to a history of the motives driving philosophy, art, religion, politics and culture for over two millennia. Fortunately he's up for the Herculean labor, providing a rich and comprehensive understanding of iconoclasm (in its broadest sense) and its pervasive shaping power over the human mind. Most brilliantly he demonstrates this force even at work within the icon itself, how the positive articulation of church aesthetics in the East and West relies upon a good measure of unarticulated rejection. His argument builds to an ambitious nadir in the context that emerges for 20th century symbolic art and thought. With a scholar's grace Besancon reveals without exalting or defaming and creates a compelling illustration of how the swells and decays of artistic achievement are a function of prevailing, if transient theories governing the relationships between art, artists, God and society. The struggle to glimpse reality and to get it right remains constant. Nº de ref. de la librería 20090711158861

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Descripción The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2009. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Philosophers and theologians have long engaged in intense debate and introspection over the representation of the deity, its possibilities and its proscriptions. The Forbidden Image traces the dual strains of iconophilia and iconoclasm, the privileging and prohibition of religious images, over a span of two-and-a-half millennia in the West. Alain Besancon s work begins with a comprehensive examination of the status of the image in Greek, Judaic, Islamic, and Christian thought. The author then addresses arguments regarding the moral authority of the image in European Christianity from the medieval through the early modern periods. Besancon completes The Forbidden Image with an examination of how iconophilia and iconoclasm have been debated in the modern period. Nº de ref. de la librería AAH9780226044149

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