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The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture

Second Edition

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray, and Peter Murray

September 2014

ISBN: 9780199695102

672 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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This dictionary is a fascinating guide to the broad range of terms used in the study of the history of Christian art and architecture, including themes, artists, and movements. The long-awaited new edition includes entries by over a dozen expert contributors, and a fully revised online bibliography, bringing it up to date for the 21st century.

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This dictionary is a fascinating guide to the broad range of terms used in the study of the history of Christian art and architecture, including themes, artists, and movements. The long-awaited new edition includes entries by over a dozen expert contributors, and a fully revised online bibliography, bringing it up to date for the 21st century.

  • Comprehensive A-Z coverage of art and architecture influenced by Christianity in 1,900 cross-referenced entries
  • First edition accessibly written by the renowned experts Linda and Peter Murray; new edition contributed to by numerous area experts
  • Provides full coverage of the context and inspiration derived from the Christian world that underlies much of Western art and architecture
  • Hundreds of specific examples of works of art and where to locate them
  • Wide-ranging and updated bibliography on companion website

New to this edition

  • Over 100 new entries written by expert contributors
  • Greatly expanded focus: entries covering newly emerged art of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, and Christian art from around the world, including Africa, Asia, Australasia, and the Americas
  • Major revision of authoritative bibliography, and relocation of this feature to a regularly updated companion web page

About the Author(s)

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Editor of the 'Art & Christianity Enquiry' journal., Linda Murray, Linda Murray taught art history in the University of London, Extra-Mural Department, 1949-1979., and Peter Murray, Peter Murray was Professor of History of Art, Birkbeck College, University of London.

The late Peter Murray FSA and Linda Murray FSA were well-known art historians with over 30 years' teaching experience, and several books written in collaboration, as well as those written independently. Peter Murray was Professor of the History of Art at Birkbeck College, in the University of London, from 1967 until his retirement in 1980. Linda Murray taught art history in the University of London Extra-Mural Department from 1949 to 1979.

Tom Devonshire Jones studied Classics and Theology at Oxford, always with an eye on the art of Antiquity and Christianity. Since ordination in the Church of England in 1960 the interactions of art and religion have been a significant focus of his parish and campus ministries in England and the United States. He is the founder of Art and Christianity Enquiry (acetrust.org), and he is married and lives in London.

Reviews

When art history moves in mysterious ways - as it so often does - this is the book of revelation. - Tim Marlow, Director of Exhibitions at White Cube, London

The editor and his editorial board are to be commended for their diligence and innovations in revisiting both this expansive topic and revising a classic. - Art and Christianity

This wonderful book explains and defines many of the terms used in the study of Christian art and architecture in an easy-to-read style and handy format. - Catholic Herald

Review from previous edition It is impossible to over praise this book. - Sister Wendy Beckett

Clear, succinct, and enthralling. - The Tablet

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