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The Glory of Saint George: Man, Dragon, and Death

The Glory of Saint George: Man, Dragon, and Death (Hardback)

Edited by Busine, Laurent
Edited by Sellink, Manfred

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This book offers the first-ever survey of artistic depictions of the legend of Saint George defeating the dragon. The earliest existing references to this episode in the hagiography of Saint George date from the 11th century, and the mythical conflict has entertained the imaginat...ions of artists ever since. Copiously illustrated, this book includes varied representations in painting, sculpture, engraving, and more by artists from Raphael and Peter Paul Rubens to Odilon Redon and Andy Warhol. In addition, the artists David Claerbout, Giuseppe Penone, Luc Tuymans, and Angel Vergara Santiago have been invited to contribute their own interpretations of the story, and these new works are also featured. The contemporary perspective is further explored in the book through essays that trace the shifting resonance of the allegory, positing that it has evolved to become symbolic of man's internal struggle as he attempts to fulfill his destiny.
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ISBN 9780300215755
Released NZ 15 Nov 2015
Publisher Yale University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780300215755
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Released 15 Nov 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Busine, Laurent
Edited by Sellink, Manfred
Category Art Styles Not Limited By Date
Religious Subjects Depicted In Art
Biography & Autobiography: Religious & Spiritual
Christian theology
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 229mm
Height: 279mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 704.947
Weight 1,724g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade