Religious Art
100 Illustrated Bible Verses: Inspiring Words. Beautiful Art.
100 Illustrated Bible Verses
Inspiring Words. Beautiful Art.
Paperback      ISBN: 0761185666
A book for every believer. A book of comfort. A book of wisdom. A book to lift the spirits. A book to put on a night table or to keep always in that special place where one sits, reads, meditates, prays. A book to give to loved ones for any occasion. Bible verses, a timeless source of guidance, peace, and rejuvenation, are given a very special treatment here: illustrated in colorful letterpress styles that bring each phrase and expression to life in a fresh and meaningful way.100 Illustrated Bible Verses sings with the pleasure and surprise of art, helping the reader experience the living word in a new and vibrant way. Plus, with its flaps and ribbon marker, the book itself is an elegant gift. Drawn from various translations and arranged in order from Genesis 1:1—In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth—through Revelation,100 Illustrated Bible Verses is a selection of the most distinctly meaningful passages from the Old and New Testaments, made even more powerful through the transformative lens of art.
The 613
The 613
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399173765
"Without any idea where the work would be exhibited, Rand began transforming each and every one of the 613 mitzvahs, or commandments, into its own breathtaking painting, a series that took five years to complete"--
The Agam Haggadah
The Agam Haggadah
Paperback      ISBN: 9652291072

Angels And Demons in Art
Angels And Demons in Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0892368306
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.

Another Brush With God: Further Conversations About Icons
Another Brush With God
Further Conversations About Icons
Paperback      ISBN: 0819222984
- Introduces readers to a more advanced level in icon development, exploring more complex imagery and skills - Step-by-step instructions for painting icons, from original drawings through finished product - Includes eight full-color plates of the author's original icons This is the sequel to the authors previous work, A Brush with God, for advanced beginners, intermediate, and advanced iconographers. It presents greater detail and instructions for creating entirely new icons. One major feature of the new book is the full-page sketches that artists can photocopy and use as the basis of their own icons, providing a unique and much-requested resource. Chapters and topics include: - Introduction and contemporary reflections on iconography, spirituality, and technique. - Highlighting folds on full-length figures, including black and white renderings of draped legs, arms, and torsos. - Architectural and landscape renderings in Byzantine iconography, including background shadow and highlighting techniques, plus inverse perspective. - Festal icons, involving multiple figures, landscapes, architecture, furniture, vegetation, and animals. - Construction of heads, figures, and analysis of whole compositions, sacred geometry and proportion.
Art and the Christian Apocrypha
Art and the Christian Apocrypha
Paperback      ISBN: 0415233925
This book introduces the relationship between the apocryphal texts and the paintings, mosaics, and sculpture in which they are paralleled, and which have been so significant in transmitting these non-Biblical stories to generations of churchgoers.
Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic
Art in Action
Toward a Christian Aesthetic
Paperback      ISBN: 0802818161
From the perspective of Christian theology, discusses aesthetics, the philosophy of art, and the role of art in urban life
The Art of Hanukkah
The Art of Hanukkah
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789332515
A rich celebration of Hanukkah, featuring centuries of extraordinary art and artifacts. One of the most joyous weeks in the Jewish year is when families gather for eight evenings to celebrate the festival of Hanukkah. Jews the world over mark this holiday of freedom with the lighting of the Hanukkah menorah, while children spin a dreidel and eat sufganiyot and potato latkes. Presents are exchanged, and the story of Hanukkah is retold through songs and prayers.The Art of Hanukkah, through its selection of forty-eight masterpieces of holiday ceremonial and fine art, tells the story of the desecration of the holy Temple, its subsequent reclaiming and rededication, and the miracle of the single, tiny cruse of oil that continued to provide light for eight days. From individual oil lamps to medieval creations, through the sumptuous flourishes of Baroque decorations to contemporary times, these Hanukkah menorahs reflect the adaptability of Jewish culture throughout the Diaspora. Menorahs, paintings, dreidels—all the wonderful elements of the celebration of Hanukkah from around the world and throughout the centuries have been brought together in this one marvelous book. Clear, insightful, and thought-provoking commentaries make this book a perfect complement to the holiday. "
The Art of Passover
The Art of Passover
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789331187
A rich celebration of Passover, featuring centuries of extraordinary art and artifacts. Gathered from across the centuries and around the world, this collection of Passover art and objects is at once a breathtaking visual treasury and a fascinating chronicle of Jewish life from the Middle Ages to the present day. Illustrated with dozens of stunning artifacts representing hundreds of years of this special observance, The Art of Passoverresonates with the joyful spirit of the holiday and the devotion of those who celebrate it. Featured are illustrations from some of the most beautiful Haggadahs ever crafted, from the German Birds’ Head Haggadah and the Spanish Golden Haggadah of the fourteenth century to those illustrated by modern artists such as painter Ben Shahn. A seder plate used in the concentration camp at Terezin is a moving reminder of the darkest period in Jewish history. Rabbi Stephen O. Parnes offers insightful explanations of the religious, biblical, and historical symbols found in the pieces. Entertaining and informative commentaries by Bonni-Dara Michaels and Gabriel M. Goldstein examine the works from an artistic perspective, complementing the illustrations and enhancing our appreciation and understanding of this very special holiday.
The Arts and the Christian Imagination: Essays on Art, Literature, and Aesthetics
The Arts and the Christian Imagination
Essays on Art, Literature, and Aesthetics
Hardcover      ISBN: 1612618618
Dr. Clyde Kilby was known to many as an early, long and effective champion of C. S. Lewis, and the founder of the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College, IL, for the study of the works of Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and other members of the Inklings. Less known is that Dr. Kilby was also an apologist in his time for arts, aesthetics and beauty, particularly among Evangelicals. This collection offers a sampler of the work of Dr. Clyde Kilby on these themes. He writes reflections under four headings: “Christianity, Art, and Aesthetics