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  • Raphaelby Eugčne Müntz

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Raphael was the artist who most closely resembled Pheidias. The Greeks said that the latter invented nothing; rather, he carried every kind of art invented by his forerunners to such a pitch of perfection that he achieved pure and perfect harmony. Those words, ?pure and perfect harmony,? express, in fact, better than any others what Raphael brought... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Mirror of the Godsby Malcolm Bull

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    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...

  • El Renacimientoby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 8.95

    El Renacimiento se inició a finales del siglo catorce en Italia y ya estaba extendido por toda Europa en la segunda mitad del siglo dieciséis. El redescubrimiento del esplendor de la antigua Grecia y Roma supuso el comienzo del renacimiento de las artes como consecuencia de la descomposición de la certeza dogmática de la Edad Media. Surgió una generación... more...

  • Sacred Architecture of Londonby Nigel Pennick

    Aeon Books 2012; US$ 15.95

    London has a unique series of churches built after the Great Fire of 1666, when most of the City of London was destroyed. Among these iconic churches are St Paul's, St Mary-le-Bow, St Bride's, St Clement Danes, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Mary-le-Strand, St George Bloomsbury and Christ Church Spitalfields. They remain today as outstanding landmarks... more...

  • Michelangelo And The Pope's Ceilingby Ross King

    Random House 2012; US$ 20.42

    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,... 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...

  • A Practical Theology of the Artsby Ruth Illman; W. Alan Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • Painterly Perspective and Pietyby John F. Moffitt

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 45.00

    While the Renaissance is generally perceived to be a secular movement, the majority of large artworks executed in 15th century Italy were from ecclesiastical commissions. Because of the nature of primarily basilica-plan churches, a parishioner's view was directed by the diminishing parallel lines formed by the walls of the structure. Appearing... more...