• The Age of the Cathedrals: Art and Society, 980-1420

    By Georges Duby

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226167701
    • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
    • Published: February 1983
    Demonstrates how the style and design of medieval architecture reflects the changing political, social, and religious character of the Middle Ages
  • The Altars and Altarpieces of New St. Peter's: Outfitting the Basilica, 1621-1666

    By Louise Rice

    Our Price: $66.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521554701
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: 1997
    A study of the altarpieces of St. Peter's considered collectively for the first time.
  • Angels

    By Gilles Neret

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9783822824634
    • Publisher: TASCHEN
    • Published: May 2003
    This selection of sculpture, ceramics, frescoes, paintings, drawings, and illustrations, by the greatest masters from antiquity through the Renaissance, explores the many ways angels have been depicted throughout history.
  • Angels and Demons in Art (Guide to Imagery Series)

    By Rosa Giorgi

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780892368303
    • Publisher: Getty Publications
    • Published: November 2005
    This sumptuously illustrated volume analyzes artists' representations of angels and demons and heaven and hell from the Judeo-Christian tradition and describes how these artistic portrayals evolved over time. As with other books in the Guide to Imagery series, the goal of this volume is to help contemporary art enthusiasts decode the symbolic meanings in the great masterworks of Western Art. The first chapter traces the development of images of the Creation and the Afterworld from descriptions of them in the Scriptures through their evolution in later literary and philosophical works. The following two chapters examine artists' depictions of the two paths that humans may take, the path of evil or the path of salvation, and the punishments or rewards found on each. A chapter on the Judgment Day and the end of the world explores portrayals of the mysterious worlds between life and death and in the afterlife. Finally, the author looks at images of angelic and demonic beings themselves and how they came to be portrayed with the physical attributes--wings, halos, horns, and cloven hooves--with which we are now so familiar. Thoroughly researched by and expert in the field of iconography, Angels and Demons in Art will delight readers with an interest in art or religious symbolism.
  • Angels, Archangels: And All the Company of Heaven

    By Gottfried Knapp

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783791314822
    • Publisher: Prestel
    • Published: May 1995
  • Angels: A Modern Myth

    By Michel Serres

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9782080135711
    • Publisher: Flammarion
    • Published: October 1995
    In this new work Michel Serres, France's foremost philosopher of science, explores how traditional images of angels in art and legend foretell the preoccupations of modern life. Divided, as between Heaven and Hell, into First and Third Worlds, our societies search for ways to make contact, both by means of the most basic interpersonal relations and high-tech communications. The role of the messenger, Serres argues, is as important now as it was in Biblical times, perhaps more, and yet we lack a philosophy which can explain this role - a philosophy of movement, of communication.Angels: A Modern Myth offers such a philosophy, showing how angels as message-bearers are still part of our modern world, our means of bringing together and understanding science, law, and religion, and perhaps also the means of satisfying our need for reason, justice, and consolation.Abundantly illustrated with an astounding breadth of images ranging from Renaissance paintings to film stills, satellite photographs, computer microchips, and medical microscopy, this thought-provoking book addresses some of the most crucial issues of our time and will make essential reading for anyone seeking to comprehend the new phase of human development engendered by the transformation of our world by information technology.
  • Angels: Guardians of the Light

    By Karen M. Haughey

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781561703166
    • Publisher: HAY HOUSE
    • Published: October 1995
  • Angels: Messengers of the Gods

    By Peter Lamborn Wilson

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780500810446
    • Publisher: THAMES AND HUDSON
    • Published: June 1994
    For artists and poets of all ages, Angels have been both an ideal of ethereal Beauty and an almost terrifying vision of ultimate Truth. Here's a variety pack worth looking into. 87 illus., 16 in color. Pap. 96p.
  • Art Collection of the Lithuanian Franciscan Fathers

    By Paulius Jurkus

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111910415
    • Publisher: St. Anthony's Monastery
  • Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic

    By Nicholas Wolterstorff

    Our Price: $26.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780802818164
    • Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
    • Published: June 1980
    From the perspective of Christian theology, discusses aesthetics, the philosophy of art, and the role of art in urban life
  • The Art of Devotion In the Late Middle Ages In Europe, 1300-1500

    By Henk van Os

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691037936
    • Publisher: PRINCETON UP
    • Published: May 1995
  • Art of the Cross

    By Mary Emmerling

    Our Price: $21.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781423601159
    • Publisher: ANCIENT CITY PRESS
    • Published: September 2006
    Art of the Cross celebrates one of the world's most recognized ancient symbols-the cross. This iconic symbol predates Christianity in cultures around the world, and has been used as a religious symbol and as an ornament from the dawn of civilization. Crosses have been found in almost every part of the old world, from Scandinavia where the Tau cross symbolized the hammer of the God Thor, to India, where the vertical shaft represents the higher, celestial states of being and the horizontal bar represents the lower, earthly states.
  • The Art of the Cross, Medieval & Renaissance Piety in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    By Alan Chong

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780914660163
    • Publisher: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    • Published: January 2001
  • Art of the Icon

    By Nigel Cawthorne

    Our Price: $12.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781571456816
    • Publisher: LAUREL GLEN
    • Published: September 2000
    This survey of Eastern European traditional religious icons covers the techniques of icon painting, Iconic art in the early Christian church, the Byzantine tradition, the expansion of the art through the Macedonian Renaissance and major and minor Russian schools from Kiev to Moscow. Exquisite color reproductions. 96p.
  • Ascension of Christ by Perugino

    By Stefano Casciu

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9788882151539
    • Publisher: Silvana Editoriale D'Arte
    • Published: January 1998