Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction

Heftet / 2004 / Engelsk

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9780192803283
Publisert
2004
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Oxford University Press
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01, G
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Engelsk
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Heftet
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144
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127 gr
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174 mm
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112 mm
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9 mm
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Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction

Heftet / 2004 / Engelsk
Christian images have a long history within the Western art tradition from the narrative and devotional works of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, to the radical new interpretations of the twenty-first century. This fascinating new book explores the changing nature of the representation of key themes and subjects found in Christian art, covering the Eucharist, the crucifixion, the Virgin Mary, and the saints. Other sections deal with the changes to Christian art after the sixteenth-century Reformation, and with Christian art in the modern world. Within these themes, the book explores the work of major artists such as Memling, Holbein, El Greco and Rossetti, and well-known examples including the frescoes of St Francis at Assisi. Didactic and consciously devotional works are discussed alongside the controversial work of contemporary artists such as Andres Serrano and Chris Ofili. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Christian images have a long history within the Western art tradition from the devotional works of the Renaissance period, to the interpretations of the 21st century. This book explores the changing nature of the representation of themes and subjects found in Christian art, covering the Eucharist, the crucifixion, the Virgin Mary, and the saints.
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Introduction ; 1. Images of the Eucharist and images of Christ's Passion ; 2. The Virgin and Child ; 3. The Saints ; 4. 'Bibles for the Illiterate': Old and New Testament Narrative Imagery ; 5. Icons ; 6. Conclusion: the Twentieth Century
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Dr Beth Williamson is a lecturer in the history of art at the University of Bristol. She has published and lectured on many aspects of Christian art, including images of Christ and of the Virgin Mary, altarpieces, and devotional images
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ISBN13
9780192803283
Publisert
2004
Utgiver
Vendor
Oxford University Press
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
144
Vekt
127 gr
Høyde
174 mm
Bredde
112 mm
Tykkelse
9 mm
Se alle
Forfatter