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Arts of Wonder: Enchanting Secularity - Walter De Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, Andy Goldsworthy

Jeffrey L. Kosky


The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by “the disenchantment of the world.” Max Weber’s statement remains a dominant interpretation of the modern condition: the increasing capabilities of knowledge and science have banished mysteries, leaving a world that can be mastered technically and intellectually. And though this idea seems empowering, many people have faced modern disenchantment. Using intimate encounters with works of art to explore disenchantment and the possibilities of re-enchantment, this book addresses questions about the ... More

Keywords: rationalization, intellectualization, disenchantment, Max Weber, modern condition, re-enchantment, Walter De Maria, Diller and Scofidio, James Turrell, Andy Goldworthy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780226451060
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226451084.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey L. Kosky, author