In the history of art and ideas, the communication of the sacred through words and images is a theme of continuing interest. Lawrence Hoey and Roger Stalley discuss how societies express and understand words and pictures that communicate notions of the sacred. They address how these monuments and documents have come to us, and why they are important in the mid-1980s.
At the time of this interview, Hoey, a Fellow at the National Humanities Center (1985-86), was professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Stalley, also a Fellow at the Center (1985-86), was professor of art history at Trinity College, Dublin.
This edition of Soundings was conducted by Wayne J. Pond.