The History of the Church in Art
By (author) Rosa Giorgi
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History of the Church in Art by Rosa Giorgi
Book DescriptionA fascinating look at the history of the Christian Church as portrayed throughout Western art. This richly illustrated volume argues that, because much of Western art depicts key events, leaders, and practices in the history of the Christian Church, knowledge of that history is critical to gaining a deeper appreciation of many of our great masterpieces."The History of the Church in Art" begins by examining artistic representations of liturgical objects - including altars, crosses, and censers. It then goes on to look at the portrayal of the duties and vestments of a variety of cleric in art; the visual documentation of devotional practices; and important episodes from the Church's history - crusades and pilgrimages, the Inquisition and the Reformation, and power struggles between popes and secular leaders. It concludes with an analysis of the lives and portraits of notable leaders, from Peter and Paul to Thomas More and Pope Paul VI.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780892369362
(197mm x 133mm x 25mm)
Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum
Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
Publish Date: 22-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Rosa Giorgi
Velazquez, Paperback (July 2012)
This generously illustrated volume on the work of Diego Velazquez makes the world's greatest art accessible to readers of every level of appreciation.
European Art of the Seventeenth Century, Paperback (October 2008)
The seventeenth century was the beginning of a new era of commercialism, in which artists increasingly catered to affluent collectors. This title highlights the most important artists, works, concepts, and theories of the period, accompanied by 400 full-colour illustrations.
Saints, Hardback (September 2007)» View all books by Rosa Giorgi
Every Catholic saint, local and liturgical, is honoured on a particular day of the year. Here, the author has chosen up to three saints for every day of the year, along with representations of those saints ranging from world-famous works of art to more modern depictions. The author also gives a short explanation of each saint.
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Author Biography - Rosa Giorgi
Rosa Giorgi is an art historian specializing in iconography. She is also the successful author of two previous art related books.
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