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  • 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...

  • Michelangelo And The Pope's Ceilingby Ross King

    Random House 2012; US$ 21.65

    In 1508, Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The thirty-three-year-old Michelangelo had very little experience of the physically and technically taxing art of fresco; and, at twelve thousand square feet, the ceiling represented one of the largest such projects ever attempted. Nevertheless,... more...

  • Sister Wendy's Bible Treasuryby Wendy Beckett

    SPCK 2012; US$ 11.65

    The Bible contains some of the greatest stories and teachings of all time. It is also the inspiration for some of the greatest pictures ever painted. Sister Wendy?s Bible Treasury captures some of the Bible?s most dramatic scenes and memorable characters, as depicted by artists such as Botticelli, Caravaggio, Degas, Duccio, Durer, El Greco, Giotto,... more...

  • The Mirror of the Godsby Malcolm Bull

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    Perhaps the single most revolutionary aspect of the Renaissance was the re-emergence of the gods and goddesses of antiquity. In the midst of Christian Europe, artists began to decorate luxury goods with scandalous stories from classical mythology, and rulers to identify themselves with the deities of ancient religion. The resulting fusion of erotic... more...

  • The Christian World of The Hobbitby Devin Brown

    Abingdon Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    A fantastical story rooted in the author's faith. more...

  • Art of the Spiritby Helen Bradfield; Joan Pringle; Judy Ridout

    Dundurn 1992; US$ 39.99

    Chosen for their excellence in design and stitchery, these works represent the achievements of artists who have created art, in fabric, for places of worship. This book celebrates this important artistic expression, a significant part of our heritage. more...

  • Walsingham and the English Imaginationby Gary Waller

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    Drawing on history, art history, literary criticism and theory, gender studies, theology and psychoanalysis, this interdisciplinary study analyzes the cultural significance of the Shrine of our Lady of Walsingham, through the Middle Ages to the present. Gary Waller investigates Walsingham's rich tradition of literary and dramatic writing, ballads,... more...

  • Art and Religion in Eighteenth-Century Europeby Nigel Aston

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 45.00

    Eighteenth-century Europe witnessed monumental upheavals in both the Catholic and Protestant faiths and the repercussions rippled down to the churches’ religious art forms. Nigel Aston now chronicles here the intertwining of cultural and institutional turmoil during this pivotal century.            ... more...