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Author Danchev, Alex,
Title On good and evil and the grey zone / Alex Danchev.
Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]

Author Danchev, Alex,
Subject Poitras, Laura.
Kiefer, Anselm, 1945-
Mucha, Reinhard, 1950-
Arts and morals.
Arts -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Good and evil in art.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 214 pages) : illustrations
20151231 NP
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents "Good? But what is good? Ethics after Ikonnikov -- Our brothers' keeper : moral witness -- Angelus novus : the angel of history -- Infidels and miscreants : love and war in Afghanistan -- Trouble makers : Laura Poitras and the problem of dissent -- The silage of history : Anselm Kiefer and the Kieferworld -- Footfall : the moral economy of Reinhard Mucha -- Tony Blair's Vietnam : the Iraq War and the special relationship -- Accomplicity : Britain, torture and terror -- Mending the world : artists' manifestos -- The hallowed mentor : Cezanne by numbers -- The vacuity of evil : Rumsfeld in Washington.
Note Print version record.
Summary Mixes art, thought, politics and ethics to explore the terrors of the modern age, from Auschwitz to Abu Ghraib. How can works of the imagination help us to understand good and evil in the modern world? In this new collection of essays, Alex Danchev treats the artist as a crucial moral witness of our troubled times, and puts art to work in the service of political and ethical inquiry. He takes inspiration from Seamus Heaney's dictum: 'the imaginative transformation of human life is the means by which we can most truly grasp and comprehend it'. This is a book of blasphemers, world menders, troublemakers, torturers and turbulent priests of every persuasion. A distinctive mix of art and politics, addressing a tremendous range of ethical, artistic and political questions Engages with fundamental, and controversial, issues of international life: terror, torture, secrecy, privacy, memory and identity
ISBN 9781474410335 (epub)
1474410332 (epub)
9781474410328 (webready pdf)
1474410324 (webready pdf)
9781474410311 (hardback)
1474410316 (hardback)
OCLC # 933795961
Additional Format Print version: Danchev, Alex. On good and evil and the grey zone. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016] 9781474410311 (DLC) 2016304131 (OCoLC)932593703

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