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No Idols

The Missing Theology of Art

By: Thomas Crow


Publisher: Power Publications

200 Pages

The first in the new Power Polemics series, Thomas Crow’s No Idols: The Missing Theology of Art  tackles a pervading blindspot in today’s art-historical inquiry: religion. Crow pursues a perhaps unpopular notion of Christianity’s continued presence in modern abstract art and in the process makes a case for art’s own terrain of theology: one that eschews idolatry by means of abstraction. Tracking from anti-idolatry controversies that stirred the Jansenists, through exploration of a humble still life by Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, No Idols  sets the scene for the development of an art of reflection rather than representation, and divinity without doctrine.


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20 × 12.5 cm