Lives of Roman Christian Women

Lives of Roman Christian Women


  • Author: Carolinne White
  • Release Date : 2010-01-28
  • Genre: Christianity
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'Perpetua shouted out with joy as the sword pierced her, for she wanted to taste some of the pain and she even guided the hesitant hand of the trainee gladiator towards her own throat'Lives of Roman Christian Women is a unique collection of letters and documents from the third to the fifth centuries, celebrating Christian women from across the Roman Empire. During a crucial period in which Christianity transformed from a persecuted faith to the official religion of the Empire, these writings reveal the women who chose to dedicate their lives to Christ, by embracing martyrdom or by adopting a life of poverty and prayer, renouncing not only wealth but also their duties as wives and mothers....

Gospel Figures in Art

Gospel Figures in Art


  • Author : Stefano Zuffi
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Art
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  • ISBN 10 : 089236727X


Gospel Figures in Art Book Description :

In viewing the great works of sacred Western art, many people find difficulty in understanding the stories and identifying the figures portrayed in them. This informative guide decodes these often-mysterious scenes and reveals a vibrant world of images from the Christian tradition for museum visitors, students, and art enthusiasts alike. Gospel Figures in Art examines depictions of stories and figures from both the New Testament's canonical gospels (the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) and the apocryphal gospels (early Christian writings excluded from the New Testament because of their unsubstantiated authorship), which served as rich sources of inspiration for medieval and Renaissance artists. Illustrated with masterpieces from many of the wo...

Death and Resurrection in Art

Death and Resurrection in Art


  • Author : Enrico De Pascale
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780892369478


Death and Resurrection in Art Book Description :

"This book will examine the iconography of death as well as that of its symbolic opposite - resurrection and rebirth."-Introduction....

Love and the Erotic in Art

Love and the Erotic in Art


  • Author : Stefano Zuffi
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781606060094


Love and the Erotic in Art Book Description :

This volume is a romp through the portrayal of love and sexuality in art. The book surveys Western artworks illustrating more or less explicitly delicate or amorous subjects....

Music in Art

Music in Art


  • Author : Alberto Ausoni
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780892369652


Music in Art Book Description :

From ancient sculptures to Renaissance paintings & modern art, this volume explores the depiction of music, musical instruments & musical performance in Western art through the ages....

Armenian Gospel Iconography
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Armenian Gospel Iconography


  • Author : Thomas F. Mathews
  • Publisher : Dumbarton Oaks
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0884021831


Armenian Gospel Iconography Book Description :

This is the first monographic study of the Glajor Gospel, a 14th-century illuminated Armenian manuscript. In addition to critical studies of the iconography of the illuminations, the authors provide the history of the manuscript and the political and cultural setting in which it was produced, and the history of the monastery and school of Glajor....

Art of the Western World
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Art of the Western World


  • Author : Bruce Cole
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1991-12-15
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671747282


Art of the Western World Book Description :

Traces the history of Western art from its classical roots up to the present day, and integrates the works of each period with the history, values, and ideals that gave birth to them...

The Pictorial Arts of the West  800 1200
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The Pictorial Arts of the West 800 1200


  • Author : Charles Reginald Dodwell
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0300064934


The Pictorial Arts of the West 800 1200 Book Description :

The western world between 800 and 1200 witnessed a flowering of the pictorial arts which encompassed manuscript, wall, and panel painting, and the crafts of stained glass, mosaic, and embroidery--all surveyed in this lavishly illustrated account which concludes in the 12th century with an examination of international Romanesque extending from Scandinavia in the north to Jerusalem in the south. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR...

Art in America

Art in America


  • Author : Frank Jewett Mather
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015058890461


Art in America Book Description :

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Gardner s Art Through the Ages  The Western Perspective

Gardner s Art Through the Ages The Western Perspective


  • Author : Fred S. Kleiner
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781285531755


Gardner s Art Through the Ages The Western Perspective Book Description :

GARDNER’S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Fourteenth Edition, provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world’s great artistic traditions, plus many great features that make it easier for you to excel in your art history course! Easy to read and understand, the latest edition of the most widely read art history book in the English language continues to evolve, incorporating new artists and art works and providing a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations. A unique scale feature will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. Within each chapter, the Framing the Era overviews, a new timeline, and the chapter-ending section entitl...

The Bernward Gospels

The Bernward Gospels


  • Author : Jennifer P. Kingsley
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780271077642


The Bernward Gospels Book Description :

Few works of art better illustrate the splendor of eleventh-century painting than the manuscript often referred to as the “precious gospels” of Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim, with its peculiar combination of sophistication and naïveté, its dramatically gesturing figures, and the saturated colors of its densely ornamented surfaces. In The Bernward Gospels, Jennifer Kingsley offers the first interpretive study of the pictorial program of this famed manuscript and considers how the gospel book conditioned contemporary and future viewers to remember the bishop. The codex constructs a complex image of a minister caring for his diocese not only through a life of service but also by means of his exceptional artistic patronage; of a bishop exercising t...