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Published: 24 June 2004

144 Pages | numerous halftones


ISBN: 9780192803283

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Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction

Beth Williamson

Very Short Introductions

  • The only concise, general introduction to Christian Art available - 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