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Religious

  • Images at Workby David Morgan

    Oxford University Press 2018; US$ 23.99

    Building on his previous innovative work in visual and religious studies, David Morgan creates a new framework for understanding how the human mind can be entranced, invigorated, and changed by images. more...

  • Sacred Artby HENRY GLASSIE; PRAVINA SHUKLA

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 47.99

    Sacred art flourishes today in northeastern Brazil, where European and African religious traditions have intersected for centuries. Professional artists create images of both the Catholic saints and the African gods of Candomblé to meet the needs of a vast market of believers and art collectors. Over the past decade, Henry Glassie and Pravina Shukla... more...

  • The Beautiful Word for Christmasby Mary E DeMuth

    Zondervan 2017; US$ 11.26

    Enjoy the beauty and wonder of Christmas with The Beautiful Word for Christmas. The hand-illustrated Christmas story Scriptures are accompanied by 31 devotional readings. Featuring a lovely, embellished cover and beautiful color interior, this book will be a welcome addition to your home as you and your loved ones celebrate the birth of Jesus. more...

  • Long Strange Journeyby Gregory P. A. Levine

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.24

    Long Strange Journey presents the first critical analysis of visual objects and discourses that animate Zen art modernism and its legacies, with particular emphasis on the postwar “Zen boom.” Since the late nineteenth century, Zen and Zen art have emerged as globally familiar terms associated with a spectrum of practices, beliefs, works of visual... 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...

  • Federico Barocciby Judith W. Mann

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Reviewers of a recent exhibition termed Federico Barocci (ca. 1533–1612), 'the greatest artist you’ve never heard of'. One of the first original iconographers of the Counter Reformation, Barocci was a remarkably inventive religious painter and draftsman, and the first Italian artist to incorporate extensive color into his drawings. The purpose of this... more...

  • Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Artby Anthony F. Mangieri

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The Trojan War begins and ends with the sacrifice of a virgin princess. The gruesome killing of a woman must have captivated ancient people because the myth of the sacrificial virgin resonates powerfully in the arts of ancient Greece and Rome. Most scholars agree that the Greeks and Romans did not practice human sacrifice, so why then do the myths... more...

  • Illuminated Manuscriptsby Richard Hayman

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 8.99

    Illuminated manuscripts are among the most beautiful, precious and mysterious works of Western art. Before the printing press was invented, books were produced by hand and their illustration using brightly coloured pigments and gold embellishments was a labour of love and an act of piety in itself. The results are stunning. The works emanating from... more...

  • Peter Paul Rubens and the Counter-Reformation Crisis of the Beati moderniby Ruth S. Noyes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Peter Paul Rubens and the Crisis of the Beati Moderni takes up the question of the issues involved in the formation of recent saints - or Beati moderni (modern Blesseds) as they were called - by the Jesuits and Oratorians in the new environment of increased strictures and censorship that developed after the Council of Trent with respect to legal canonization... more...

  • The Realism of Piero della Francescaby Joost Keizer

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The fifteenth-century Italian artist Piero della Francesca painted a familiar world. Roads wind through hilly landscapes, run past farms, sheds, barns, and villages. This is the world in which Piero lived. At the same time, Piero’s paintings depict a world that is distant. The subjects of his pictures are often Christian and that means that their... more...