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Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art > Religious subjects depicted in art

I Define Cancer! - A Book of Definitions by People (Paperback): L H Tuffy I Define Cancer! - A Book of Definitions by People (Paperback)
L H Tuffy
R1,097 R845 Discovery Miles 8 450 Save R252 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hell in the Byzantine World 2 Volume Hardback Set - A History of Art and Religion in Venetian Crete and the Eastern... Hell in the Byzantine World 2 Volume Hardback Set - A History of Art and Religion in Venetian Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean (Hardcover)
Angeliki Lymberopoulou
R6,056 Discovery Miles 60 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The imagery of Hell, the Christian account of the permanent destinations of the human soul after death, has fascinated people over the centuries since the emergence of the Christian faith. These landmark volumes provide the first large-scale investigation of this imagery found across the Byzantine and post-Byzantine world. Particular emphasis is placed on images from churches across Venetian Crete, which are comprehensively collected and published for the first time. Crete was at the centre of artistic production in the late Byzantine world and beyond and its imagery was highly influential on traditions in other regions. The Cretan examples accompany rich comparative material from the wider Mediterranean - Cappadocia, Macedonia, the Peloponnese and Cyprus. The large amount of data presented in this publication highlight Hell's emergence in monumental painting not as a concrete array of images, but as a diversified mirroring of social perceptions of sin.

The Lent Experience Journal (Paperback): Eric Ferris The Lent Experience Journal (Paperback)
Eric Ferris
R166 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R30 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Christmas Ideals 2020 (Paperback): Melinda Lee Rathjen Christmas Ideals 2020 (Paperback)
Melinda Lee Rathjen
R267 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R44 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Beloved - A View of One of the South's Oldest Jewish Cemeteries as Photographed by Murray Riss (Hardcover): Murray Riss Beloved - A View of One of the South's Oldest Jewish Cemeteries as Photographed by Murray Riss (Hardcover)
Murray Riss; Greenstein Micah, Susan Adler Thorp
R1,148 R891 Discovery Miles 8 910 Save R257 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Artful Etching: Christmas (Paperback): Editors Of Thunder Bay Press Artful Etching: Christmas (Paperback)
Editors Of Thunder Bay Press
R412 R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Save R58 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Art of Conversion - Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo (Paperback): Cecile Fromont The Art of Conversion - Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo (Paperback)
Cecile Fromont
R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Between the sixteenth and the nineteenth centuries, the west central African kingdom of Kongo practiced Christianity and actively participated in the Atlantic world as an independent, cosmopolitan realm. Drawing on an expansive and largely unpublished set of objects, images, and documents, Cecile Fromont examines the advent of Kongo Christian visual culture and traces its development across four centuries marked by war, the Atlantic slave trade, and, finally, the rise of nineteenth-century European colonialism. By offering an extensive analysis of the religious, political, and artistic innovations through which the Kongo embraced Christianity, Fromont approaches the country's conversion as a dynamic process that unfolded across centuries. The African kingdom's elite independently and gradually intertwined old and new, local and foreign religious thought, political concepts, and visual forms to mold a novel and constantly evolving Kongo Christian worldview. Fromont sheds light on the cross-cultural exchanges between Africa, Europe, and Latin America that shaped the early modern world, and she outlines the religious, artistic, and social background of the countless men and women displaced by the slave trade from central Africa to all corners of the Atlantic world.

Treasure in a Box - A Guide to the Icons of St. Andrew (Hardcover): Mary Kathryn Lowell Treasure in a Box - A Guide to the Icons of St. Andrew (Hardcover)
Mary Kathryn Lowell
R900 R723 Discovery Miles 7 230 Save R177 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Canon Classics Literature Series) (Paperback): Stephen Rippon One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Canon Classics Literature Series) (Paperback)
Stephen Rippon
R145 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R27 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
"The Garden" Art of Faith - The 14-Year Documented History (Paperback): Max Greiner "The Garden" Art of Faith - The 14-Year Documented History (Paperback)
Max Greiner
R717 R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Save R156 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250?1800 (Paperback, New Ed): Sheila S. Blair, Jonathan M. Bloom The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250?1800 (Paperback, New Ed)
Sheila S. Blair, Jonathan M. Bloom
R928 Discovery Miles 9 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Virtually all the masterpieces of Islamic art-the Alhambra, the Taj Mahal, and the Tahmasp Shahnama-were produced during the period from the Mongol conquests in the early thirteenth century to the advent of European colonial rule in the nineteenth. This beautiful book surveys the architecture and arts of the traditional Islamic lands during this era. Conceived as a sequel to The Art and Architecture of Islam: 650-1250, by Richard Ettinghausen and Oleg Grabar, the book follows the general format of the first volume, with chronological and regional divisions and architecture treated separately from the other arts. The authors describe over two hundred works of Islamic art of this period and also investigate broader social and economic contexts, considering such topics as function, patronage, and meaning. They discuss, for example, how the universal caliphs of the first six centuries gave way to regional rulers and how, in this new world order, Iranian forms, techniques, and motifs played a dominant role in the artistic life of most of the Muslim world; the one exception was the Maghrib, an area protected from the full brunt of the Mongol invasions, where traditional models continued to inspire artists and patrons. By the sixteenth century, say the authors, the eastern Mediterranean under the Ottomans and the area of northern India under the Mughals had become more powerful, and the Iranian models of early Ottoman and Mughal art gradually gave way to distinct regional and imperial styles. The authors conclude with a provocative essay on the varied legacies of Islamic art in Europe and the Islamic lands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Henri Nouwen (Paperback): Henri J.M. Nouwen, Robert Jonas Henri Nouwen (Paperback)
Henri J.M. Nouwen, Robert Jonas; Introduction by Robert A. Jonas
R403 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R71 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This intimate selection of Nouwen's spiritual writings on themes of faith and solidarity with a wounded world includes a substantial introduction by the man himself.

Stories in Light - A Guide to the Stained Glass of the Basilica at the University of Notre Dame (Paperback): Cecilia Davis... Stories in Light - A Guide to the Stained Glass of the Basilica at the University of Notre Dame (Paperback)
Cecilia Davis Cunningham, Nancy Cavadini
R516 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R93 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame contains one of the largest collections of late nineteenth-century French stained glass outside of France. The French Gothic-inspired church has forty-four large stained glass windows containing two hundred and twenty scenes. Today, more than 100,000 visitors tour the basilica each year to admire its architecture. This informative guidebook tells the unique story of the windows: the improbable creation of a glassworks by cloistered Carmelite nuns in LeMans, France, and their stained glass that so perfectly illuminated the late-nineteenth-century French Catholic spirituality of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Stories in Light describes the windows according to their location in the building, from the narthex at the entrance to the Lady Chapel behind the altar. Full-color photographs, accompanied by commentary on the historical and theological importance of the glass and the iconography of the saints, provide a detailed view of the scenes found in each window. Stories in Light is an easy-to-read book written for all who visit the basilica and for readers everywhere who want to know more about the rich history and heritage of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart's stained glass.

Divine Mercy Image Explained (Pamphlet): Michael E Gaitley Divine Mercy Image Explained (Pamphlet)
Michael E Gaitley
R84 R69 Discovery Miles 690 Save R15 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Abolition of Man (Paperback): C. S. Lewis The Abolition of Man (Paperback)
C. S. Lewis
R175 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R29 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Victorian Staffordshire Pottery Religious Figures - Stories on the Mantelpiece (Hardcover): Stephen Duckworth Victorian Staffordshire Pottery Religious Figures - Stories on the Mantelpiece (Hardcover)
Stephen Duckworth
R822 R681 Discovery Miles 6 810 Save R141 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

- The first title to describe Victorian religious figures in the context of their times- A comprehensive illustrated catalog of well over 200 figures with an assessment of their dating and rarity- Individual descriptions of the figures in their biblical or historic settingsA multitude of colourful and naive biblical and other religious pottery figures found their way into 19th century Victorian homes in Britain. They were bought by tradesmen, shop-keepers, clerks, teachers and the more skilled working class people. This book tells the story of these Staffordshire pottery figures, which sold in their thousands to stand on the mantelpieces of Christian families, both Protestant and Catholic.Three chapters provide a social history context: the religious background, an assessment of who purchased the figures, the Victorian home and how it was furnished. The final four chapters review the pottery figures themselves, which are based on the Old Testament, the New Testament, relevant religious themes and portraits of preachers. A catalogue of well over 200 figures in full colour with an assessment of their dating and rarity completes the book.This is the first comprehensive record of Victorian religious figures placed in the context of their times.

The Art Of Lent - A Painting A Day From Ash Wednesday To Easter (Paperback): Wendy Beckett The Art Of Lent - A Painting A Day From Ash Wednesday To Easter (Paperback)
Wendy Beckett 1
R259 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This delightful book describes and interprets a series of paintings for each day of Lent. Artists often address subjects that our culture seeks to avoid, and Sister Wendy's brilliant and perceptive reflections will help you to read these paintings with a more discerning eye, and encounter deeper levels of spiritual meaning than may at first appear.

Sacred Mirrors Cards (Cards): Alex Grey Sacred Mirrors Cards (Cards)
Alex Grey
R443 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R188 (42%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Sacred Mirrors are a journey through our physical, socio-political and spiritual anatomy. The Sacred Mirrors Cards contains twenty-three meditation cards featuring reproductions of all twenty-one of Alex Grey's Sacred Mirrors paintings plus two additional transformative images: Oversoul and The Angel. Grey's visionary poetry on the back of each card leads the meditator through contemplation of the image on the front of the card, culminating in a one-word theme for reflection. The twenty-three cards in this boxed set are intended to lead the viewer through the process of theosis - that is, coming closer to God - through contemplation of iconic archetypes and seeing oneself, each other and the world as a reflection of the divine. Alex Grey's two books of paintings have already realised massive sales: Sacred Mirrors has sold 90,000 copies and Transfigurations 25,000. His work has been exhibited around the world, including the New Museum and Stux Gallery in New York City, the Chicago International Art Exposition; the London Regional Art Gallery in Canada, the Grand Palais in Paris, the Sao Paulo Biennial and ARK exhibition space in Tokyo. In 1999, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego honoured Grey with a mid-career retrospective. His art has, also, been featured in venues as diverse as album covers for the Beastie Boys, Nirvana and Tool; Newsweek magazine; and the Discovery Channel. He lives in New York with his wife, artist Allyson Grey, and their daughter, actress Zena Grey.

Art and Religious Reform in Early Modern Europe (Paperback): Bridget Heal, Joseph Leo Koerner Art and Religious Reform in Early Modern Europe (Paperback)
Bridget Heal, Joseph Leo Koerner
R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The religious turmoil of the sixteenth century constituted a turning point in the history of Western Christian art. The essays presented in this volume investigate the ways in which both Protestant and Catholic reform stimulated the production of religious images, drawing on examples from across Europe and beyond. * Eight essays by leading scholars in the field * Brings art historians and historians into productive dialogue * Broad chronology, from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century * Broad geographical coverage * Richly illustrated

The Origins of Protestant Aesthetics in Early Modern Europe - Calvin's Reformation Poetics (Hardcover): William A. Dyrness The Origins of Protestant Aesthetics in Early Modern Europe - Calvin's Reformation Poetics (Hardcover)
William A. Dyrness
R1,855 Discovery Miles 18 550 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The aesthetics of everyday life, as reflected in art museums and galleries throughout the western world, is the result of a profound shift in aesthetic perception that occurred during the Renaissance and Reformation. In this book, William A. Dyrness examines intellectual developments in late Medieval Europe, which turned attention away from a narrow range liturgical art and practices and towards a celebration of God's presence in creation and in history. Though threatened by the human tendency to self-assertion, he shows how a new focus on God's creative and recreative action in the world gave time and history a new seriousness, and engendered a broad spectrum of aesthetic potential. Focusing in particular on the writings of Luther and Calvin, Dyrness demonstrates how the reformers' conceptual and theological frameworks pertaining to the role of the arts influenced the rise of realistic theater, lyric poetry, landscape painting, and architecture in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Witches and Wicked Bodies (Paperback): Deanna Petherbridge Witches and Wicked Bodies (Paperback)
Deanna Petherbridge
R484 R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Save R68 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Witches & Wicked Bodies' provides an innovative, rich survey of European witchcraft from the 16th century to the present day. It focuses on the representation of female witches and the enduring stereotypes they embody, from hideous old crones to beautiful young seductresses.

The Sacred Community - Art, Sacrament, and the People of God (Hardcover, New): David Jasper The Sacred Community - Art, Sacrament, and the People of God (Hardcover, New)
David Jasper
R743 R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Save R123 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Liturgical, sacramental, and historical, The Sacred Community is a masterful work of theological aesthetics. David Jasper draws upon a rich variety of texts and images from literature, art, and religious tradition to explore the liturgical community gathered around--and most fully constituted by--the moment of the Sanctus in the Eucharistic liturgy. From art and architecture to pilgrimage and politics Jasper places this community in the midst of the contemporary world.

"The Garden" Art of Faith - The 14-Year Documented History (Paperback): Max Greiner "The Garden" Art of Faith - The 14-Year Documented History (Paperback)
Max Greiner
R1,742 R1,299 Discovery Miles 12 990 Save R443 (25%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
What Did Jesus Look Like? (Hardcover): Joan E. Taylor What Did Jesus Look Like? (Hardcover)
Joan E. Taylor
R522 R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Save R66 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Jesus Christ is arguably the most famous man who ever lived. His image adorns countless churches, icons, and paintings. He is the subject of millions of statues, sculptures, devotional objects and works of art. Everyone can conjure an image of Jesus: usually as a handsome, white man with flowing locks and pristine linen robes. But what did Jesus really look like? Is our popular image of Jesus overly westernized and untrue to historical reality? This question continues to fascinate. Leading Christian Origins scholar Joan E. Taylor surveys the historical evidence, and the prevalent image of Jesus in art and culture, to suggest an entirely different vision of this most famous of men. He may even have had short hair.

Strange Jeremiahs (Hardcover): Strange Jeremiahs (Hardcover)
R1,867 Discovery Miles 18 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Examines the work of three major American authors - Jonathan Edwards, Herman Melville and W.E.B. DuBois - whose lives span 250 years and who, in spite of their different heritages, all expressed themselves through the tradition of the jeremiad. The study is grounded in the meaning and act of America's revolutionary founding, the Civil War, and in Reconstruction and offers new resources for understanding American history and culture.|Over the last few decades the notion of civil religion has gained parlance as a way of making sense of American culture and religion. The term civil religion, often used simply to mean patriotism, refers in this text to the religious styles and rhetoric that emerge from the act of founding of the American Republic as a democratic nation. The author examines the work of three major American authors whose lives span 250 years and who, in spite of their different heritages, all expressed themselves through the tradition of the jeremiad, or prophetic judgment of a people for backsliding from their destiny. Jonathan Edwards, the eighteenth-century theologian whose work defined the Great Awakening, made use of the jeremiad through a theological discourse that defined conversion as a performative act. Stewart demonstrates how Herman Melville, the author of Moby Dick, questioned the ideology of American optimism; her focus here falls upon his lesser known and often overlooked novel, Pierre, or the Ambiguities. W. E. B. Du Bois, the preeminent African American intellectual and activist took up the jeremiad from the implications of the Reconstruction. Stewart grounds her study in the meaning and act of America's revolutionary founding, the Civil War, and in Reconstruction, which represents a refounding. These contexts along with the cultural meaning of Puritanism set forth the meaning of civil religion within the orders of a revolutionary beginning. Highlighting the promise and failure of the American Revolution, her study offers new resources for understanding American history and culture.

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