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Agents of faith : votive objects in time and place / Ittai Weinryb, editor ; Fatima Bercht [and 18 others].

Publication:
New York : Bard Graduate Center Gallery, [2018]
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xix, 352 pages ; 31 cm
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Subjects:
Votive offerings -- Exhibitions.
Material culture -- Psychological aspects -- Exhibitions.
Material culture -- Social aspects -- Exhibitions.
Material culture -- Social aspects.
Votive offerings.
Form/Genre:
Exhibition catalogs.
Summary:
"Votive objects or ex-votos are a broad category of material artifacts produced with the intention of being offered as acts of faith. Common across historical periods, religions, and cultures, they are presented as tokens of gratitude for prayers answered, as well as the physical manifestation of hopes and anxieties. Agents of Faith explores votive offerings in the context of material culture, art history, and religious studies to better understand their history and present-day importance. By looking at what humans have chosen to offer in their votive transactions, this volume uncovers their most intimate moments in life and questions the nature, role, and function of one of the most fundamental aspects of the relationship between people and things--the imbuing of objects with sentiment. Encompassing exquisite works of art as well as votives of humble origin and material, with objects dating from 2000 B.C. to the twenty-first century, the beautiful illustrations and wide-ranging text expose the global reach of votive practices and the profoundly personal nature behind their creation"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Place, shrine, miracle / JasĖ Elsner
Clever devices and cognitive artifacts / Verity Platt.
Notes:
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Agents of Faith: Votive Giving in Time and Place, held at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery from September 14, 2018 through January 6, 2019."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Weinryb, Ittai, editor.
Bercht, Fatima, contributor.
Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, organizer, host institution.
ISBN:
9780300222968
0300222963
OCLC:
1035260270