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Signs Symbols In Christian Art


Author : George Ferguson
language : en
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 1959


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Examines the use and meaning of Christian symbols found in Renaissance art

Christian Art


Author : Rowena Loverance
language : en
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date : 2007


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At once a sumptuously illustrated survey of Christian art over time and across the globe as well as a study of what RChristian artS really means, Loverance concludes with an assessment of the current state of this art form at the beginning of the 21st century.

Christian Art


Author : Beth Williamson
language : en
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2004-06-24


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This work decodes the key themes, signs and symbols found in Christian art - the Eucharist, the Crucifixion, the Virgin Mary. It also explores the theological and historical background of Christian imagery, from the devotional works of the medieval and Renaissance periods, to the 21st century.

Early Christian Art And Architecture


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language : en
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date : 1988-01-01


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Interpreting Christian Art


Author : Heidi J. Hornik
language : en
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Release Date : 2003


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Since the iconoclastic controversies of the eighth and ninth centuries, the visual arts have been the subject of much ecclesiastical discussion and contention. In particular, since the mid-1960s Protestant scholars and clergy have been paying more attention to the potential role of the visual arts in theology and liturgy of the Christian Church. As a result, numerous programs were begun under a variety of nomenclature, e.g., Religion and the Arts, Theology and the Arts, etc. Most of the essays in this book were originally presented as part of the Pruit Symposium on "Interpreting Christian Art, " held at Baylor University in October 2000. The symposium provided the opportunity to bring together scholars, clergy, and laity who are interested in the question of how religious art can contribute to the life of the contemporary Christian community. The resulting essays are a rich fare in interdisciplinary exploration of Christian art by art historians, theologians, and biblical scholars. Essayists include Margaret Miles, Robin M. Jensen, Graydon F. Snyder, Charles Barber, Anthony Cutler, William M. Jensen, Paolo Berdini, John W. Cook, and the editors, Heidi J. Hornik and Mikeal C. Parsons.

The Lion Companion To Christian Art


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language : en
Publisher: Lion Books
Release Date : 2008


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Christianity has been a central force in the shaping of western culture. It is not surprising, therefore, that the greatest artists down the centuries have sought to paint its story. This book tells the history of Christian art, exploring the purpose behind the masterpieces and looking at the context in which they were created. The modern secular reader who feels detached from the meaning of the paintings will be helped to understand their emotional as well as their aesthetic power. And the Christian reader will be encouraged to explore further the wonder and beauty of the Christian cultural legacy. The book includes a final chapter on the way modern artists are continuing and changing the legacy.

A Journey Into Christian Art


Author : Helen De Borchgrave
language : en
Publisher: Fortress Press
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Depicts the methods used by Christian artists, including mosaic, paint, and stone, over a 2,000-year period to portray their search for spirituality.