Journals Higher Education

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09 September 2004

144 Pages | 26 halftones

ISBN: 9780192803283


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Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction

Beth Williamson

Very Short Introductions

  • Concise, general introduction to Christian Art - providing the tools needed to decode the signs and symbols used in Christian art and architecture
  • Features such well-known artists as Michelangelo, Rosetti, and Chris Ofili, as well as famous buildings, such as the Sistine Chapel, and Westminster Abbey
  • A broad-ranging historical account - from the Medieval period to the present day
  • Examines the development of the cult of the Virgin Mary
  • Explores the ongoing fascination with the blood of Christ, and the image of the crucifixion
  • Discusses the role of art in campaings for canonization, and the cult of relics
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