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Christian Art

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Производитель: изд. British Museum Press
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Страна: Великобритания
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Автор: Rowena Loverance
Язык издания: Английский
Издательство: British Museum Press
Год издания: 2007
Количество страниц: 248
Формат: 240x180
Тип обложки: твердый
Количество иллюстраций: 160
What makes a work of art Christian - is it in the eye of the artist or the viewer? How was and is Christian art created? How has it been sustained over 2000 years? And what is its relationship to the art of other great world religions? These are some of the fascinating questions discussed in this thoughtful book about our understanding of Christian art today. Many themes explored in the book are universal human ones: food as an expression of friendship and welcome, the stories of refugees seeking asylum and how people cope with old age, for example. Drawing extensively on the international collections of the British Museum, themes in Christian art are followed through a wide range of objects, from pilgrim tokens to ivory figurines and gold and enamel reliquaries, and from a rich selection of prints and drawings to Byzantine, Greek and Russian icons. Significant paintings and manuscript illuminations are also included. Stunning examples of the decorative arts yield original and lesser-known Christian iconography. The understanding of Christian art is broadened by showing how Christian artists have responded to a variety of visual traditions, such as post-Renaissance scientific and philosophical discoveries, and concludes with an assessment of the present state of Christian art in the 21st century. Table of Contents 1 Introduction_RT_ 2 Brief history of Christian art_RT_ 3 Humanity_RT_ 4 God: understanding the divine_RT_ 5 Christ/Jesus_RT_ 6 Women_RT_ 7 Creation and the natural world_RT_ 8 Living in the world_RT_ 9 The roles of the church_RT_ 10 Living with other faiths_RT_ 11 Heaven and Hell_RT_ 12 21st-century Christian art_RT_ Glossary_RT_ Notes_RT_ Bibliography_RT_ Index. About the Author Rowena Loverance is head of e-learning at the British Museum, a Visiting Research Fellow at King's College London and a former co-President of Churches Together in England. She specialises in the interpretation of Roman and Byzantine culture as well as interactions between religious and cultural traditions around the world. She has led British Museum tours to Cyprus, Turkey, Syria and numerous European destinations and is the author of Byzantium and Christ.
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