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Experiments with truth : Gandhi and images of nonviolence / editors, Josef Helfenstein, Joseph N. Newland.

Publication:
Houston Texas : The Menil Collection, [2014]
Format/Description:
Book
349 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 28 cm
Distribution:
New Haven, Connecticut : Distributed by Yale University Press, [2014]
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Other Title:
Gandhi and images of nonviolence
Subjects:
Nonviolence in art -- Exhibitions.
Peace in art -- Exhibitions.
Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 -- Pictorial works.
Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 -- Influence.
Political activists -- India -- Biography.
Menil Collection (Houston, Tex.) -- Exhibitions.
Form/Genre:
Exhibition catalogs.
Summary:
Introduces and explores the resonance of Mohandas Gandhi's (1869-1948) ethics of nonviolence in the visual arts. Taking the form of a reader, the texts range across influences on Gandhian philosophy and outgrowths from it. The accompanying images include Gandhi, s own iconography, photojournalism of related social movements and nonviolent struggles, artworks speaking to violence or issuing from an inner space of peace, and portraits of the Mahatma's forebears and followers. Experiments with Truth counterpoints art and ideas: religious art of the past, paintings and sculpture from the mid-20th century on, contemporary installations, newly written historical summaries and thematic explorations, reprints of texts by famous peacemakers, and passages in religious texts that inspired Gandhi.
Notes:
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence, organized by the Menil Collection, Houston; curated by Josef Helfenstein."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Helfenstein, Josef, editor.
Newland, Joseph N., editor.
Menil Collection (Houston, Tex.), host institution.
ISBN:
0300208804
9780300208801
OCLC:
877370103