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            A Guide to Christian Art
             

            A Guide to Christian Art (Hardback)

            By Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane

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            A one-volume introduction to and overview of Christian art, from its earliest history to the present day. Diane Apostolos-Cappadona begins by examining how art and Christianity have intersected throughout history, and charts this tumultuous relationship that has yielded some of t...he greatest outpourings of human creativity. To introduce readers to the way a painting can be read Apostolos-Cappadona begins with an analysis of a painting of the Baptism of Christ, helping readers to see how they can interpret for themselves the signs, symbols and figures that the book covers. In the more-than 1000 entries that follow Apostolos-Cappadona gives readers an expert overview of all the frequently used symbols and motifs in Christian art as well as the various saints, historical figures, religious events, and biblical scenes most frequently depicted. Readers are introduced to the ways in which religious paintings are often coded' such as what a lily means in a picture of Mary, how a goldfinch can be Christological , or how the presence of an Eagle means it is likely to be a picture of St John. The entries are organized by topic, so that students and beginners can easily find their way to discussion of the themes and motifs they see before them when looking at a painting.
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            ISBN 9780567685117
            Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages

            Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages (Paperback, Main)

            By Hartnell, Jack

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            Dripping with blood and gold, fetishized and tortured, gateway to earthly delights and point of contact with the divine, forcibly divided and powerful even beyond death, there was no territory more contested than the body in the medieval world. In Medieval Bodies, art historian J...ack Hartnell uncovers the complex and fascinating ways in which the people of the Middle Ages thought about, explored and experienced their physical selves. In paintings and reliquaries that celebrated the - sometimes bizarre - martyrdoms of saints, the sacred dimension of the physical left its mark on their environment. In literature and politics, hearts and heads became powerful metaphors that shaped governance and society in ways that are still visible today. And doctors and natural philosophers were at the centre of a collision between centuries of sophisticated medical knowledge, and an ignorance of physiology as profound as its results were gruesome. Like a medieval pageant, this striking and unusual history brings together medicine, art, poetry, music, politics, cultural and social history and philosophy to reveal what life was really like for the men and women who lived and died in the Middle Ages. Medieval Bodies is published in association with Wellcome Collection.
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            ISBN 9781781256800
            Released NZ 20 May 2019
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Wellcome Collection
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            The Medieval Stained Glass of Lancashire

            The Medieval Stained Glass of Lancashire (Hardback)

            By Hebgin-Barnes, Penny

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            This is a catalogue of the pre-Gothic Revival stained glass found at 57 sites in Lancashire. The extensive and magnificent, but virtually unknown, collection of Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery is catalogued here for the first time. he introduction places the indigenous glass in th...e context of the social and religious history of Tudor Lancashire.
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            ISBN 9780197264485
            Released NZ 30 Jul 2009
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, Great Britain
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            Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West

            Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West (Hardback)

            Edited by Donkin, Lucy; Vorholt, Hanna

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            This book illuminates ways in which Jerusalem was represented in Western Europe during the Middle Ages, c. 700-1500. Focusing on maps and plans in manuscripts and early printed books, it also considers views and architectural replicas, and treats depictions of the Temple and the ...Church of the Holy Sepulchre alongside those of the city as a whole.
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            ISBN 9780197265048
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2011
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Proceedings of the British Academy
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            Word of Mouth: Fama and Its Personifications in Art and Literature from Ancient Rome to the Middle Ages

            Word of Mouth: Fama and Its Personifications in Art and Literature from Ancient Rome to the Middle Ages (Hardback)

            By Guastella, Gianni

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            Word of Mouth offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the evolving personifications of the ancient concept of fama in ancient and medieval literature and in European figurative art between the end of the fourteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth centuries.

            ISBN 9780198724292
            Released NZ 22 Dec 2016
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            The Framing of Sacred Space: The Canopy and the Byzantine Church

            The Framing of Sacred Space: The Canopy and the Byzantine Church (Hardback)

            By Bogdanovic, Jelena

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            As architectonic objects of basic structural and design integrity, canopies provide means for an innovative understanding of the materialization of the idea of the Byzantine-rite church. The Framing of Sacred Space considers both the material and conceptual framing of sacred spac...e and explains how the canopy bridges the physical and transcendental realms.
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            ISBN 9780190465186
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2017
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Animals in Art and Thought: To the End of the Middle Ages

            Animals in Art and Thought: To the End of the Middle Ages (Hardback)

            By Klingender, Francis; Edited by Antal, Evelyn; Harthan, John P.

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            Originally published in 1971, Animals in Art and Thought discusses the ways in which animals have been used by man in art and literature. The book looks at how they have been used to symbolise religious, social and political beliefs, as well as their pragmatic use by hunters, spo...rtsmen, and farmers. The book discusses these various attitudes in a survey which ranges from prehistoric cave art to the later Middle Ages. The book is especially concerned with uncovering the latent, as well as the manifest meanings of animal art, and presents a detailed examination of the literary and archaeological monuments of the periods covered in the book. The book discusses the themes of Creation myths of the pagan and Christian religion, the contribution of the animal art of the ancient contribution of the animal art of the ancient Orient to the development of the Romanesque and gothic styles in Europe, the use of beast fables in social or political satire, and the heroic associations of animals in medieval chivalry.
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            ISBN 9780367206369
            Released NZ 2 Aug 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World
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            1066: The Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry
              

            1066: The Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry (EPUB ebook – text-only edition)

            By Bridgeford, Andrew

            A brilliant new reading of the Bayeux Tapestry that radically alters our understanding of the events of 1066 and reveals the astonishing story of the survival of early medieval Europe's greatest treasure. This edition does not include illustrations.

            ISBN 9780007394135
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            Language en
            Released NZ 16 Jan 2017
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture Volume VIII, Western Yorkshire

            Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture Volume VIII, Western Yorkshire (Hardback, illustrated edition)

            By Coatsworth, Elizabeth

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            This latest Corpus volume completes the cataloguing of the stone sculptures of Yorkshire, including pieces of the highest quality, and boosts our understanding of the artistic development of southern Northumbria in the Anglo-Saxon and Viking periods.

            ISBN 9780197264256
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2008
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture
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            Byzantine Art

            Byzantine Art (Hardback, illustrated edition)

            By Bayet, Charles

            The magnificence of this cultures palaces, churches, paintings, enamels, ceramics, and mosaics are fully represented in the book, inviting the reader on a great journey through the ages. The extraordinary power of this tradition guaranteed its survival long after the dissolution ...of the empire that gave it life, and the art left behind by this civilisation never stops beckoning to us.
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            ISBN 9781844846207
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2010
            Publisher Bookwise International
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Art of Century
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