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  • Finding Saint Francis in Literature and Artby Cynthia Ho; Beth A Mulvaney; John K Downey

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 95.00

    Contributors demonstrate how the tools of various intellectual disciplines can be used to examine what we now know about the story of Saint Francis in his own era and how that story has been appropriated in our period. more...

  • The Christian Tradition in English Literatureby Paul Cavill; Heather Ward

    Zondervan 2009; US$ 20.99

    This concise reference on Christian backgrounds in English literature is scholarly yet accessible. Created for students who may be unfamiliar with the Bible or church history, this guide introduces Christianity?s key concepts, themes, images, and characters as they relate to English literature up to the present day. more...

  • The Foundations of Christian Artby Titus Burckhardt

    World Wisdom 2006; US$ 9.99

    The art historian and philosopher of religion, Titus Burckhardt (1908-1984), was one of the 20th century?s most renowned experts on sacred art. The reader is drawn into a pilgrimage through the history of Christian art to architecture, iconography, and illumination; always returning to the fundamental genius of Christianity. Through a luminous interplay... more...

  • Arms and Armour of the Warrior Saintsby Piotr Grotowski

    BRILL 2010; US$ 272.00

    The question of the independence of Byzantine iconography continues to draw attention. Following extensive research on the persistence of Classical motifs in Byzantine art, interest has recently turned to the originality of the latter and its reliability as a historical source. This study examines whether military equipment (armour, weapons, insignia... more...

  • Lives of Chinese Objects, Theby Louise Tythacott

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 120.00

    This is the biography of a set of rare Buddhist statues from China. Their extraordinary adventures take them from the Buddhist temples of fifteenth-century Putuo ? China's most important pilgrimage island ? to their seizure by a British soldier in the First Opium War in the early 1840s, and on to a starring role in the Great Exhibition of 1851.... more...

  • Under the Hammerby James Simpson

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    When we think of breaking images, we assume that it happens somewhere else. We also tend to think of iconoclasts as barbaric. Iconoclasts are people like the Taliban, who blew up Buddhist statues in 2001. We tend, that is, to look with horror on iconoclasm.This book argues instead that iconoclasm is a central strand of Anglo-American modernity. Our... more...

  • Hieronymus Boschby Virginia Pitts Rembert

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 7.00

    Lang vor der Erfindung von neuen, mit exotischen Monstern gespickten Medien wie Comics und Computerspielen zeigte der niederländische Maler Hieronymus Bosch in seinen Gemälden, oft mit einer Prise Humor verbunden, eine große Anzahl von schrecklichen, wahrlich Furcht einflößenden Fantasiewesen, wie sie ausgefallener nicht hätten sein können. Aus seiner... more...

  • Ángelesby Clara Erskine Clement

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    La espléndida estética de los ángeles continúa ejerciendo una atracción irrefrenable incluso en la actualidad. Las imágenes de estos mensajeros celestiales transmiten, en su grandiosidad, protección, inocencia y calma, lo que les ha convertido en una fuente de inspiración para artistas religiosos a lo largo de toda la historia del arte. Este libro... more...

  • Angelsby Clara Erskine Clement

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Even today, the splendid appearance of angels remains undiminished. Images of these heavenly and powerful messengers convey protection, innocence and calm, and have been an inspiration to religious artists throughout the history of art. This book illustrates the most impressive representations of angels, from delicate, whimsical cupids to majestic... more...

  • Angesby Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00

    Les anges, symboles mystiques de la religion et du mythe, sont une source d'inspiration artistique depuis des siècles. Ce livre contient des anges dessinés par les plus grands artistes, classiques comme contemporains, des Cupidons délicats aux représentations majestueuses de l'archange Michel. more...