Synopses & Reviews
This fascinating book introduces and explores the resonance of Gandhiand#8217;s (1869and#150;1948)and#160;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 Gandhiand#8217;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 Mahatmaand#8217;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.and#160;
This book presents a fascinating introduction to and exploration of Gandhiand#8217;s ethics of nonviolence in the visual arts.
About the Author
Josef Helfenstein is director and Joseph N. Newland is director of publishing, both at the Menil Collection, Houston.