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Monumental Jesus - Landscapes of Faith and Doubt in Modern America (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,191
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Monumental Jesus - Landscapes of Faith and Doubt in Modern America (Hardcover): Margaret M. Grubiak

Monumental Jesus - Landscapes of Faith and Doubt in Modern America (Hardcover)

Margaret M. Grubiak

Series: Midcentury: Architecture, Landscape, Urbanism, and Design

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The American landscape is host to numerous works of religious architecture, sometimes questionable in taste and large, if not titanic, in scale. In her lively study of satire and religious architecture, Margaret Grubiak challenges how we typically view such sites by shifting the focus from believers to doubters, and from producers to consumers. Grubiak considers an array of sacred architectural constructions-from "Touchdown Jesus" at the University of Notre Dame to The Wizard of Oz Mormon temple outside Washington D.C. to the renamed "Gumby Jesus" of the Christ of the Ozarks statue in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and how they are confronted by the doubt and dismissiveness articulated by the more skeptical of their viewers. These responses of doubt activate our religious built environment in ways unanticipated but illuminating, asking us, at times forcefully, to consider and clarify what it is we believe. Opening up new avenues of thinking about how people deal with theological questions in the vernacular, Grubiak's book shows how religious doubt is made manifest in the humorous, satirical, blasphemous, and popular culture responses to religious architecture and image in modern America.

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Imprint: University of Virginia Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Midcentury: Architecture, Landscape, Urbanism, and Design
Release date: 2020
Authors: Margaret M. Grubiak
Dimensions: 203 x 178mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 216
ISBN-13: 978-0-8139-4374-9
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > Religious buildings
LSN: 0-8139-4374-4
Barcode: 9780813943749

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