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  • Foundations of Oriental Art & Symbolismby Titus Burckhardt

    World Wisdom 2009; US$ 9.99

    This fascinating edited collection of art historian Titus Burckhardt’s most important writings on Hindu, Buddhist, and Taoist art is lavishly illustrated with 140 superb examples of Oriental art, architecture, statuary, and painting. more...

  • Art of the Sacred, Theby Howes Graham

    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...

  • Idols Behind Altarsby Anita Brenner

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Critical study ranges from pre-Columbian times through the 20th century to explore Mexico's intrinsic association between art and religion; the role of iconography in Mexican art; and the return to native values. Unabridged reprint of the classic 1929 edition. 118 black-and-white illustrations. more...

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

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    All 50 of Doré's powerful illustrations for Milton's epic poem, recounting mankind's fall from the grace of God through the work of Satan. Appropriate quotes from the text are printed with each illustration. more...

  • The Doré Bible Illustrationsby Gustave Doré

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Detailed plates from the Bible: the Creation scenes, Adam and Eve, horrifying visions of the Flood, the battle sequences with their monumental crowds, depictions of the life of Jesus, 241 plates in all. more...

  • The Art of Religionby Maarten Delbeke

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Bernini and Pallavicino, the artist and the Jesuit cardinal, are closely related figures at the papal courts of Urban VIII and Alexander VII, at which Bernini was the principal artist. The analysis of Pallavicino's writings offers a new perspective on Bernini's art and artistry and allow us to understand the visual arts in papal Rome as a 'making manifest'... more...

  • Envisioning Gender in Burgundian Devotional Art, 1350–1530by Andrea Pearson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Illuminated here are the relationships between visual culture, faith, and gender in the courtly, monastic, and urban spheres of the early modern Burgundian Netherlands. By examining works by artists such as the Master of Mary of Burgundy, Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling, and Bernard van Orley, author Andrea Pearson identifies and explores pictorial constructions... more...

  • Art, Politics and Civic Religion in Central Italy, 1261–1352by Beth Williamson; Joanna Cannon

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    This title was first published in 2000:  Introduced by Joanna Cannon, this volume of essays by postgraduate students at the Courtauld Institute, University of London, explores some of the ways in which art was used to express, to celebrate, and to promote the political and religious aims and aspirations of those in power in the city states of central... 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...