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  • The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Artsby Frank Burch Brown

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 44.99

    Nearly every form of religion or spirituality has a vital connection with art. Religions across the world, from Hinduism and Buddhism to Eastern Orthodox Christianity, have been involved over the centuries with a rich array of artistic traditions, both sacred and secular. In its uniquely multi-dimensional consideration of the topic, The Oxford Handbook... more...

  • Art of the Sacred, Theby Graham Howes

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 28.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Great Scenes from the Old Testamentby Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.95

    One of the most inspired painters of the nineteenth century, Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794 ?1872) was also a brilliant engraver and draftsman. This collection, among his major accomplishments, includes scores of engravings that bring to life familiar scenes from the Old Testament ? from the creation of the world and the fall of Adam and Eve... more...

  • Doré's Angelsby Gustave Doré

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    This collection includes dozens of the artist's celestial beings, as created for such great literary works as the Bible, Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and Milton's classic, Paradise Lost . Ideal for use by graphic artists and craftworkers, these remarkable images will also be treasured by lovers of fine art. 75 black-and-white... 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...

  • Art of the Spiritby Helen Bradfield; Joan Pringle; Judy Ridout

    Dundurn 1992; US$ 19.99

    Chosen for their excellence in design and stitchery, these works represent the achievements of artists who have created art, in fabric, for places of worship. This book celebrates this important artistic expression, a significant part of our heritage. more...

  • The Mirror of the Godsby Malcolm Bull

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 31.98

    Perhaps the single most revolutionary aspect of the Renaissance was the re-emergence of the gods and goddesses of antiquity. In the midst of Christian Europe, artists began to decorate luxury goods with scandalous stories from classical mythology, and rulers to identify themselves with the deities of ancient religion. The resulting fusion of erotic... more...