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  • 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...

  • Andacht und Identitätby Michael Hoff

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 37.04

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hindu Gods and Goddessesby Edward Moor

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 24.95

    Reflecting the spirit of East Indian myths, legends, and fables, these illustrations were compiled by one of the nineteenth century's foremost Orientalists. Edward Moor published The Hindu Pantheon in 1810, and this new volume draws upon his exposition of India's religious iconography to offer a spectacular array of images of Hindu deities. Dramatic... 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...

  • 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...

  • Portraits de Viergesby Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00

    L?art a été profondément marqué par la figure de la Vierge Marie, le symbole de la maternité, rayonnante de jeunesse, de tendresse et de compassion depuis deux mille ans. Trouvant en elle une source d?inspiration inépuisable, les artistes ont utilisé cette figure pour exprimer nos souffrances et nos joies. L?auteur Kyra Belán nous emmène dans une... more...

  • Apocalypseby Camille Flammarion

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    The final book of the Bible, known both as The Book of Revelation and The Apocalypse of John, is a prophesy of the events that will occur at the end of time. During the Middle Ages, in a society which held a deep belief in God and was mainly ruled by religious authorities, this apocalyptic theme recurs in art, through various media, including tapestries,... more...

  • Apocalypseby Camille Flammarion

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 5.00

    Si le texte évangélique de l?Apocalypse est une des thématiques les plus représentées en histoire de l?art, ce n?est pas tant pour faire allégeance au texte sacré que pour sa représentation : celle de l?humanité en tant que telle. Véritable mise à nu (selon l?étymologie grecque), l?Apocalypse ouvre au peintre les portes d?un miroir psychologique infini.... more...