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  • Christian Artby Beth Williamson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 9.99

    Christian images have a long history within the Western art tradition from the narrative and devotional works of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, to the radical new interpretations of the twenty-first century. This fascinating new book explores the changing nature of the representation of key themes and subjects found in Christian art, covering... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Boschby Virginia Pitts Rembert

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Hieronymus Bosch was painting frightening, yet vaguely likable monsters long before computer games were ever invented, often including a touch of humour. His works are assertive statements about the mental illness that befalls any man who abandons the teachings of Christ. With a life that spanned from 1450 to 1516, Bosch experienced the drama of the... more...

  • Boschby Virginia Pitts Rembert

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00

    Hieronymus Bosch (S?Hertogenbosch, 1450 ? 1516) Né au milieu du XVe siècle, Jérôme Bosch fait l'expérience d'un monde pris dans les luttes religieuses, où les valeurs médiévales traditionnelles commencent à s'effondrer. Les travaux du peintre sont autant de visions de cette décrépitude morale de l'homme qui se détourne des enseignements du Christ.... more...