Seeing Silence

Seeing Silence

Author: Mark C. Taylor

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226820033

Category: Art

Page: 328

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Mark C. Taylor explores the many variations of silence by considering the work of leading visual artists, philosophers, theologians, writers, and composers. “To hear silence is to find stillness in the midst of the restlessness that makes creative life possible and the inescapability of death acceptable.” So writes Mark C. Taylor in his latest book, a philosophy of silence for our nervous, chattering age. How do we find silence—and more importantly, how do we understand it—amid the incessant buzz of the networks that enmesh us? Have we forgotten how to listen to each other, to recognize the virtues of modesty and reticence, and to appreciate the resonance of silence? Are we less prepared than ever for the ultimate silence that awaits us all? Taylor wants us to pause long enough to hear what is not said and to attend to what remains unsayable. In his account, our way to hearing silence is, paradoxically, to see it. He explores the many variations of silence by considering the work of leading modern and postmodern visual artists, including Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, James Turrell, and Anish Kapoor. Developing the insights of philosophers, theologians, writers, and composers, Taylor weaves a rich narrative modeled on the Stations of the Cross. His chapter titles suggest our positions toward silence: Without. Before. From. Beyond. Against. Within. Between. Toward. Around. With. In. Recasting Hegel’s phenomenology of spirit and Kierkegaard’s stages on life’s way, Taylor translates the traditional Via Dolorosa into a Nietzschean Via Jubilosa that affirms light in the midst of darkness. Seeing Silence is a thoughtful meditation that invites readers to linger long enough to see silence, and, in this way, perhaps to hear once again the wordless Word that once was named “God.”
Seeing Silence
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Mark C. Taylor
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-02-18 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Mark C. Taylor explores the many variations of silence by considering the work of leading visual artists, philosophers, theologians, writers, and composers. “To hear silence is to find stillness in the midst of the restlessness that makes creative life possible and the inescapability of death acceptable.” So writes Mark C.
Wellness Beyond Words
Language: en
Pages: 243
Authors: T. S. Harvey
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: UNM Press

"This anthropological account of Maya language use in health care in highland Guatemala explores some of the cultural and linguistic factors that can complicate communication in the practice of medicine. Bringing together the analytical tools of linguistic and medical anthropology, T. S. Harvey offers a rare comparative glimpse into Maya
Moving Cultures
Language: en
Pages: 277
Authors: André H. Caron, Letizia Caronia
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

André Caron and Letizia Caronia look at teenagers' use of text messaging to chat, flirt, and gossip. They find that messaging among teens has little to do with sending shorthand information quickly. Instead, it is a verbal performance through which young people create culture. Moving Cultures argues that teenagers have
Between Speaking and Silence
Language: en
Pages: 231
Authors: Mary M. Reda
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-28 - Publisher: State University of New York Press

Explores the question of student silence from students’ perspectives and challenges the conventional wisdom about silent students.
Pragmatics of Discourse
Language: en
Pages: 640
Authors: Klaus P. Schneider, Anne Barron
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-18 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Discourse is language as it occurs, in any form or context, beyond the speech act. It may be written or spoken, monological or dialogical, but there is always a communicative aim or purpose. The present volume provides systematic orientation in the vast field of studying discourse from a pragmatic perspective.