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  • Art of the Sacred, Theby Howes Graham

    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...

  • Virgin Portraitsby Klaus Carl

    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...

  • Doré's Illustrations for "Paradise Lost"by Gustave Doré

    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...

  • The Doré Bible Illustrationsby Gustave Doré

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Detailed plates from the Bible: the Creation scenes, Adam and Eve, horrifying visions of the Flood, the battle sequences with their monumental crowds, depictions of the life of Jesus, 241 plates in all. more...

  • Idols Behind Altarsby Anita Brenner

    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...

  • The Art of Religionby Maarten Delbeke

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Bernini and Pallavicino, the artist and the Jesuit cardinal, are closely related figures at the papal courts of Urban VIII and Alexander VII, at which Bernini was the principal artist. The analysis of Pallavicino's writings offers a new perspective on Bernini's art and artistry and allow us to understand the visual arts in papal Rome as a 'making manifest'... more...

  • Envisioning Gender in Burgundian Devotional Art, 1350–1530by Andrea Pearson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Illuminated here are the relationships between visual culture, faith, and gender in the courtly, monastic, and urban spheres of the early modern Burgundian Netherlands. By examining works by artists such as the Master of Mary of Burgundy, Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling, and Bernard van Orley, author Andrea Pearson identifies and explores pictorial constructions... more...

  • "Gender, Piety, and Production in Fourteenth-Century English Apocalypse Manuscripts "by Renana Bartal

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Gender, Piety, and Production in Fourteenth-Century English Apocalypse Manuscripts is the first in-depth study of three textually and iconographically diverse Apocalypses illustrated in England in the first half of the fourteenth century by a single group of artists. It offers a close look at a group of illuminators previously on the fringe of art... more...

  • The Religious Paintings of Hendrick ter Brugghenby NatashaT. Seaman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    The first in-depth study of the Utrecht artist to address questions beyond connoisseurship and attribution, this book makes a significant contribution to Ter Brugghen and Northern Caravaggist studies. Focusing on the Dutch master's simultaneous use of Northern archaisms with Caravaggio's motifs and style, Natasha Seaman nuances our understanding of... more...

  • The Bible and the Printed Image in Early Modern Englandby Michael Gaudio

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The first book-length study of the fifteen surviving Little Gidding bible concordances, this book examines the visual culture of print in seventeenth-century England through the lens of one extraordinary family and their hand-made biblical manuscripts. The volumes were created by the women of the Ferrar-Collet family of Little Gidding, who selected... more...