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Art at the Rockface: The Fascination of Stone

Art at the Rockface: The Fascination of Stone
Andrew Moore, Nigel Larken

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This book examines the principal ways by which artists have explored the fascination and meaning of stone. At times a belief in the sacred has informed artists' desire to make art, often making symbols for worship. Today artists are among those inspired to explore form and meaning in ways that invite a contemplative and sometimes explicit spiritual response. Equally, other non-spiritual themes remain common to different cultures, notably those of study or transformation, myth and memory, all fundamental to our sense of ourselves. Conceived as a companion to the exhibition "Art at the Rockface" (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and the Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, 2006-7), six thematic chapters echo those of the exhibition.

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Andrew Moore is Keeper of Art and Nigel Larkin is Curator (Geology) of the Natural History Department at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 9780856676123
Publication Date: 25 May 2006
Number of Pages: 96
Illustrations: col. Illustrations

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