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  • Les primitifs flamands : les plus beaux diptyques (Washington - 2006, Anvers - 2007)by Encyclopædia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    La première justification des expositions temporaires, dans les musées, est la réunion d'?uvres que l'histoire a séparées, alors qu'elles expriment une origine ou une thématique commune. En ce sens, l'exposition de diptyques flamands des XVe et XVIe siècles, à la charnière... À PROPOS DE L?ENCYCLOPAEDIA UNIVERSALIS Reconnue mondialement pour la... more...

  • Art paléochrétienby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte de l'art paléochrétien avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! Que signifie l'expression d'« art chrétien » ? Consacrée par l'usage, elle est historiquement fausse. En effet, la définition d'un « art chrétien » repose sur l'idée d'une séparation entre les domaines du sacré et du profane telle qu'elle s'établit surtout à partir... more...

  • Christian Art: A Very Short Introductionby Beth Williamson

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 7.99

    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$ 18.74

    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...

  • The Lives of Chinese Objectsby 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. In... 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...