Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art, and Culture
“NavPress has pulled out all the stops in the production values of this volume: the quality of paper and abundant four-color reproductions of the art are part of the significance of this book. In short, Mako Fujimura has played a central role in opening up the Christian community both to the refractive power of art itself and to the urgent need for contemporary art to be part of the church’s daily life and experience. ”See All
from imagejournal.org (read entire review here)
“There are few books by Christians that articulate the importance of the arts, especially for Christians. In Refractions, globally renowned artist Makoto Fujimura presents an articulate, compelling, and beautiful case for the arts in our world and in Christian communities.”See All
from inamirrordimly.com (read full review here)
A collection of essays, thoughts, and prayers from award-winning artist Makoto Fujimura, Refractions brings people of all backgrounds together in conversation and meditation on culture, art, and humanity.
Includes Foreword by Tim Keller
Published February 2009
About the Author
Makoto Fujimura is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural influencer by both faith-based and secular media. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts (2003-2009), Fujimura has contributed internationally as an advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts. Crossway Publishing commissioned Fujimura in 2009 for The Four Holy Gospels project to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the publishing of the King James Bible. It was the first time that a single artist has been commissioned to illuminate the four Gospels in nearly five hundred years.