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  • Art of the Sacred, Theby Graham Howes

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95

    The field of 'art and religion' is fast becoming one of the most dynamic areas of religious studies. Uniquely, The Art of the Sacred explores the relationship between religion and the visual arts - and vice versa - within Christianity and other major religious traditions. It identifies and describes the main historical, theological, sociological and... more...

  • Virgin Portraitsby Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    During the Renaissance, Italian painters would traditionally depict the wives of their patrons as Madonnas, often rendering them more beautiful than they actually were. Over centuries in religious paintings, the Madonna has been presented as the clement and protective mother of God. However, with the passing of time, Mary gradually lost some of her... more...

  • Doré's Illustrations for "Paradise Lost"by Gustave Doré

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    Gustave Doré's Romantic style of illustration, supremely imaginative and richly detailed, was ideally suited to literary subjects. His wood-engraved illustrations for John Milton's monumental epic poem Paradise Lost, recounting mankind's fall from the grace of God through the work of Satan, were among his finest and most dramatic works. This volume... more...

  • The Doré Bible Illustrationsby Gustave Doré

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Nowhere but in the Bible were dramatic textual material and the artistry of Gustave Doré more perfectly matched. The Book of Books seemed to unleash a new power of creation in Doré not apparent in his previous work. In the Creation scenes, the horrifying visions of the Flood, the battle sequences with their monumental crowds, the plates depicting... more...

  • Idols Behind Altarsby Anita Brenner

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Art critic, historian and journalist Anita Brenner (1905-1974) is acknowledged to be one of the most important and perceptive writers on the art, culture, and political history of Mexico. Idols Behind Altars is her influential historical and critical study of modern Mexican art and its roots. It was one of the first books to afford Mexican art the... more...

  • Michelangelo And The Pope's Ceilingby Ross King

    Random House 2012; US$ 23.98

    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, for the... 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...

  • Lit!by Tony Reinke

    Crossway 2011; US$ 12.99

    Sounds the call for Christians to reclaim the priority, privilege, and practice of reading. Reinke reminds us that God is the author of all knowledge, and it is his light we seek in all our reading. more...

  • Theology and the Artsby Ruth Illman; W. Alan Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This book brings the emerging fields of practical theology and theology of the arts into a dialogue beyond the bias of modern systematic and constructive theology. The authors draw upon postmodern, post-secular, feminist, liberation, and dialogical/dialectical philosophy and theology, and their critiques of the narrow modern emphases on reason and... more...

  • The Living Icon in Byzantium and Italyby Paroma Chatterjee

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 80.00

    Explores the development and diffusion of the vita image which emerged in Byzantium in the twelfth century and spread to Italy and beyond. more...