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‘Living, changing light' stained glass art and gendered creativity in the suburban church

The creativity of religious art and practice is largely ignored in discussions of urban creativity. In this paper the importance of religious creativity in the making of suburban space is explored through a focus on the role of artists in two Christian churches in West London. Drawing on an analysis...

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Published in:Culture and religion 18(2017), 4, Seite 371-387
Main Authors: Ahmed, Nazneen (Author, VerfasserIn)
Dwyer, Claire (VerfasserIn)
Document Type: Online-Ressource Article
Language:English
Published: [2017]
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Related Items:Enthalten in: Culture and religion
Author Notes:Nazneen Ahmed
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Summary:The creativity of religious art and practice is largely ignored in discussions of urban creativity. In this paper the importance of religious creativity in the making of suburban space is explored through a focus on the role of artists in two Christian churches in West London. Drawing on an analysis of two female stained glass artists, working in different time periods and religious contexts, this paper suggests the significance of churches as sites of creative innovation in suburban landscapes. The paper traces the negotiations and collaborations of the artists in relation to gendered expectations and institutional hierarchies and also considers the role of stained glass as a distinctive artistic medium in the creation of spiritually significant worship space for suburban congregations.
Physical Description:5 Illustrationen
ISSN:1475-5629