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A Dictionary Of Christian Art,9780198609667

A Dictionary Of Christian Art

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9780198609667

ISBN10:
0198609663
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/4/2004
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press
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Summary

The Dictionary of Christian Art, now rebranded in the best-selling Oxford Paperback Reference series, is a unique and fascinating exploration of the art and architecture that has been influenced and inspired by biblical stories and Christian history and beliefs. The Dictionary combines generalessays on the periods and styles important in the history of Christian art with lots of shorter entries that describe specific works, artists, themes, and visual images, and which give the reader practical guidance on where in Europe to locate the works described. The Dictionary of Christian Art, now rebranded in the best-selling Oxford Paperback Reference series, is a unique and fascinating exploration of the art and architecture that has been influenced and inspired by biblical stories and Christian history and beliefs. The Dictionary combines generalessays on the periods and styles important in the history of Christian art with lots of shorter entries that describe specific works, artists, themes, and visual images, and which give the reader practical guidance on where in Europe to locate the works described. Among the many features of this dictionary are: detailed essays on periods and styles in art and architecture, including Byzantine, Renaissance, Baroque; general background to the Old and New Testaments, and to Christian tradition and beliefs; forms of art influenced by Christianity, such asilluminated manuscripts, stained glass; artists and architects and their works, for example Fra Angelico, Donatello, Pugin, and many others; and places and buildings, including Assisi, Roma, St Paul's, the Sistine Chapel. There are also descriptions and explanations of features of Christianchurches, significant saints, popes, saints, and rulers, and a glossary of Architectural Terms and detailed bibliography.

Author Biography


The late Peter Murray FSA and his wife Linda Murray FSA are well-known art historians with over 30 years' teaching experience, and several books written in collaboration, as well as those written independently. Peter Murray was Professor of the History of Art at Birkbeck College, in the University of London, from 1967 until his retirement in 1980.
Linda Murray taught art history in the University of London Extra-Mural Department from 1949 to 1979.

Table of Contents

Preface
Note to the Reader 1,700
A-Z entries
Glossary of Architectural Terms
Bibliography
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