Henderik Roelof “Hans” Rookmaaker (February 27, –March 13, ) was a Dutch Christian scholar, professor, and author who wrote and lectured on art. See Tweets about #rookmaaker on Twitter. Complete works of #Rookmaaker on CD-ROM for £5 – a steal! [Hans #Rookmaaker in Rock and Protest]. Visions: Essays on Twentieth-Century Millenarianism – O livro de Ester: A história de Culture (The Complete Works of Hans R. Rookmaaker, #5) – Naupaka.

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Hierin analyseerde hij de moderne kunst vanuit zijn gereformeerde levensovertuiging. To ask other readers questions about Art Needs No Justificationplease sign up.

This book came recommended and I could not have read a more appropriate book for my own personal season as an artist, but more importantly, to reaffirm the need for artistry in our culture. Apr 06, Michael Glawson rated it really liked it. This little text, written before Rookmaaker’s unfortunate for us early passing, is one I wish I could have found and hqns in the late s. Rookmaaker, a trained art critic and dear friend to Francis Schaeffer, explores how the cultural shift in epistemology affects art.

He really helps to put some things of our postmodern culture in historical perspective. He shows how, specifically, various false philosophies have influenced art from medieval times, through the counter-reformation, the Enlightenment, romanticism, and especially our modern secular humanism. Only good memories from the read.

Hans rookmaaker livros pdf

I’ve posted the introduction here. I have read through this little gem twice and used it in lectures. It took me a while to get into his way of expressing his thoughts and opinions, but in the end I was impressed by his take on it. It’s filled with insight into how we have treated art and artists in the twentieth and twenty-first century. This is my favorite book of all time because it flawlessly integrates two of my favorite things: It is a wonderful book, a must read for all Christians involved with some kinds of art.


Raises challenging questions about the purpose and significance of art and how Christian artists and the church should respond. Orwell’s All Art Is Propaganda ; also p.

Hans rookmaaker livros pdf

It was a refreshing tookmaaker see art analysed from a philosofical and Christian hxns. Paperback63 pages. I am sure that a person who is genuinely interested in art history and the Christian perspective would find this little book useful This is one man’s well-written opinion on art, the general Christian perspective on it, and how that should change. Rookmaaker’s enduring analysis looks at modern art in a broad historical, social, and philosophical context, laying bare rlokmaaker despair and nihilism that pervade our era.

In his introduction he points out that many of his examples and considerations have to do with painting and sculpting because that is what he is most familiar with. New insights to understand how abstract art and what followed changed our culture. Jan 26, Douglas Wilson rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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It was the Enlightenment, with livrls dogged insistence upon rationality and empiricism as the only standards for gauging “reality”, which drove the seemingly irrevocable wedge between the natural and the rookmaakdr.

Visualizar ou modificar seus pedidos em sua conta. There are people who seem to think that art is either unnecessary or worse—carnal. Additionally, I think his thoughts are highly relevant to any church desiring to develop an arts program.

E acrescentou depois de uma pausa: His book should serve as an inspiration to future authors who will give us a nuanced and Rookmaaker takes Francis Schaeffer’s perspective on culture and applies it to art in a technical, yet understandable way.


Mar 24, Mark Gring rated it it was amazing Shelves: God is over souls and scholarship This is a great treatment of modern art, the hwns of Christians in the arts, and the development of the arts over history. Return to Book Page. The predominant approach has been to reject the latter in favor of the former, resulting in a growing crescendo of meaninglessness and despondency.

Apr 12, Janice Kwan rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 02, Alicia rated it it was amazing.

Sign In Create Account. This text, although written for the layperson and the working artist, is a wonderful template for understanding Christian vocation calling for all areas.

Then make sure your fellow believers read this. As early ashe wrote a book for fellow church members titled Kunst en Amusement Art and Amusement. Mar 20, Johnnie rated it really liked it. Brian David Phillips Pdf Download.

Art Needs No Justification

So far, I am only in the fifth chapter but am finding all the theology and philosophical buildup to be slow. This festschrift is a fitting tribute to a man whose life has touched so many and in such profound ways. Rookmaaker is not a part of the elite “high art” culture which worships art to art’s own demise like the title might suggest in fact, This is a great little pamphlet on how Christians should approach the topic of “art.

A fascinating walk through the development of philosophical ideas from the Renaissance to the s as seen through art.

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