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Published: 17 February 2011

312 Pages | 16 page black and white plate section


ISBN: 9780199590100

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Contrasting Images of the Book of Revelation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Art

A Case Study in Visual Exegesis

Natasha F. H. O'Hear

Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs

  • Presents a fresh approach to considering works of art inspired by the Book of Revelation, including well known work by Van Eycks, Memling, Botticelli, Dürer and Cranach the Elder
  • Clear chapter division designed for ease of reference for those who interested to look at a particular work of art
  • Presents a clear case for greater use of visual exegesis in biblical reception history
  • Accompanied by a 16 page plate section with 43 images of the Book of Revelation or of images closely relating to the case studies on that text, some of which are rarely seen
  • Concludes with an extensive bibliography on the visual history of the Book of Revelation