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- I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95
The field of 'art and religion' is fast becoming one of the most dynamic areas of religious studies. Uniquely, The Art of the Sacred explores the relationship between religion and the visual arts - and vice versa - within Christianity and other major religious traditions. It identifies and describes the main historical, theological, sociological and... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95
Nowhere but in the Bible were dramatic textual material and the artistry of Gustave Doré more perfectly matched. The Book of Books seemed to unleash a new power of creation in Doré not apparent in his previous work. In the Creation scenes, the horrifying visions of the Flood, the battle sequences with their monumental crowds, the plates depicting... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95
Gustave Doré's Romantic style of illustration, supremely imaginative and richly detailed, was ideally suited to literary subjects. His wood-engraved illustrations for John Milton's monumental epic poem Paradise Lost, recounting mankind's fall from the grace of God through the work of Satan, were among his finest and most dramatic works. This volume... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95
Art critic, historian and journalist Anita Brenner (1905-1974) is acknowledged to be one of the most important and perceptive writers on the art, culture, and political history of Mexico. Idols Behind Altars is her influential historical and critical study of modern Mexican art and its roots. It was one of the first books to afford Mexican art the... more...
- Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00
During the Renaissance, Italian painters would traditionally depict the wives of their patrons as Madonnas, often rendering them more beautiful than they actually were. Over centuries in religious paintings, the Madonna has been presented as the clement and protective mother of God. However, with the passing of time, Mary gradually lost some of her... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 38.92
Jesus Christus - die Darstellung des christlichen Heilands in der Kunst ist seit jeher auch die Darstellung von Konflikten: Einerseits soll seine ideale Herrlichkeit gezeigt werden, andererseits auch sein menschliches Leiden. Und nebenbei sollen die normativen Strukturen der christlichen Religion vermittelt werden, aber in einer affektgebundenen Form.... more...
- Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95
Since the first funerary statues were placed in the first sepulchres, the ideas of death and the afterlife have always held a prominent place at the heart of the art world.An unlimited source of inspiration where artists can search for the expression of the infinite, death remains the object of numerous rich illustrations, as various as they are mysterious.... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95
This collection includes dozens of the artist's celestial beings, as created for such great literary works as the Bible, Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and Milton's classic, Paradise Lost . Ideal for use by graphic artists and craftworkers, these remarkable images will also be treasured by lovers of fine art. 75 black-and-white... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.95
One of the most inspired painters of the nineteenth century, Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794 ?1872) was also a brilliant engraver and draftsman. This collection, among his major accomplishments, includes scores of engravings that bring to life familiar scenes from the Old Testament ? from the creation of the world and the fall of Adam and Eve... more...