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  • Theology and the Artsby Ruth Illman; W. Alan Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book brings the emerging fields of practical theology and theology of the arts into a dialogue beyond the bias of modern systematic and constructive theology. The authors draw upon postmodern, post-secular, feminist, liberation, and dialogical/dialectical philosophy and theology, and their critiques of the narrow modern emphases on reason and... more...

  • The Living Icon in Byzantium and Italyby Paroma Chatterjee

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Explores the development and diffusion of the vita image which emerged in Byzantium in the twelfth century and spread to Italy and beyond. more...

  • Painterly Perspective and Pietyby John F. Moffitt

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 45.00

    While the Renaissance is generally perceived to be a secular movement, the majority of large artworks executed in 15th century Italy were from ecclesiastical commissions. Because of the nature of primarily basilica-plan churches, a parishioner's view was directed by the diminishing parallel lines formed by the walls of the structure. Appearing... more...

  • Szimbolizmusby Nathalia Brodskaya; Nándor Balikó

    Parkstone International 2013; US$ 8.95

    A szimbolizmus az 1880-as évekt?l kezdve bontakozott ki Franciaországban, és a 20. század elejéig Európa-szerte virágzott. A szimbolistákat leny?gözték az ?si mítoszok, megpróbáltak kiszabadulni a tudomány által az emberiségre ráer?szakolt racionális gondolkodás alól. A látható és kézzelfogható világot igyekeztek a szellemi létbe helyezni, hogy eljussanak... more...

  • Andacht und Identitätby Michael Hoff

    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...

  • Roman Mosaicsby Joseph Wilpert

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    In many of the Italian Christian churches in the vicinity of Rome, mosaics were an important aspect of decoration. This full-color collection includes some of the finest examples of those mosaics. Filled with scenes taken directly from biblical myth and literature, the book spotlights more than sixty mosaic masterpieces created by Italian craftsmen... more...

  • Great Scenes from the Old Testamentby Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

    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...

  • Tibetan Religious Artby Antoinette K. Gordon

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.99

    Over 50 years after its first publication this work remains a vital and useful survey. Assembled by an anthropologist at the American Museum of Natural History, it features artwork from that institution's extensive collections, in addition to seldom-seen Tibetan artifacts from other museums and private collections. Following an informative overview... more...

  • William Blake's Divine Comedy Illustrationsby William Blake

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Dante's Divine Comedy captivated medieval readers, and each successive era remains spellbound by its sublime portraits of Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. In the early 19th century, one of England's great epic poets paid tribute to the Italian master's work. Gifted at both poetry and painting, William Blake transformed more than a hundred of Dante's... more...

  • Doré's Angelsby Gustave Doré

    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...