Author: Rosa Giorgi

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810954991

Category: Art

Page: 780

View: 1741

Portrays more than 375 Catholic saints, arranged by the days of the year on which each is honored. The images range from world-famous works of art by such masters as Caravaggio, Rubens, Velazquez, and El Greco to more modern and lesser-known depictions. Author Giorgi has chosen up to three saints for each day of the year and has composed a brief accompanying description of each, including etymology of names, historical background, and patronage. Encompassing angels and abbots, mystics and martyrs, priests and prophets, virgins and visionaries, the portraits in these pages will inspire Catholics and fascinate scholars and art historians.--From publisher description.


Author: Weldon Owen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681887487

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 1290

Start each day with this beautifully illustrated gift book on 365 saints in the Christian heritage. Organized by saints’ specific feast days, each page of this beautifully illustrated book provides a day’s worth of history, tradition, and inspiration from the lives and teachings of the saints in the Christian canon, from St. Apollonia to St. Zita. This illustrated book of days tells the life stories, ministry, and beatification of 365 Saints, each beautifully rendered with classic paintings and historic iconography. Designed to become a family heirloom, this reference book lists each saint’s common patronages so readers can call upon them with prayers for intercession during times of trouble, sickness, or loss. A perfect gift for Christenings, Confirmations, birthdays, and holidays.

The Book of Saints

Author: Weldon Owen

Publisher: Weldon Owen International

ISBN: 1681887193

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 9777

A lavishly illustrated reference guide to over five-hundred Christian saints, organized by the calendar year and featuring about six-hundred works of art. Organized by feast day throughout the calendar year, The Book of Saints is both a definitive reference work and a spectacular art book. Featuring fascinating stories of more than five-hundred saints from around the world, the book includes approximately six-hundred works of historic and contemporary art. This extraordinary reference book is a stunning keepsake and essential resource that makes a perfect christening, confirmation, or birthday gift, and is a great addition to any family library. The Book of Saints is an illustrated treasury of compelling information for the devout and the culturally inquisitive alike.

John Henry Newman and the Imagination

Author: Bernard Dive

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567245616

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

View: 5422

For John Henry Newman, religion is animated by an imaginative 'master vision' which 'supplies the mind with spiritual life and peace'. All his life, Newman reflected on this 'master vision'. His reflections on the moral imagination developed out of his understanding of practical wisdom, as characterized by Aristotle – the wisdom that 'the good man' has in living a good life. For Newman, the vision at the core of religion completes and perfects the intuitions of the conscience. John Henry Newman and the Imagination looks at how Newman's understanding of the moral and visionary imagination developed over the course of his life; and it relates his ideas about the imagination to his portrayals of religious experience, and vision, in his novels and poetry.

365 Days with the Saints

Author: Carol Kelly-Gangi

Publisher: Wellfleet

ISBN: 1577151194

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 5760

Profiles, art, and quotations from The Saints for every day in the year.

The Making of a Mystic

Author: Francis L. Gross,Toni Perior Gross

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791414118

Category: Religion

Page: 285

View: 5007

This is a passionate book about a gifted woman. It is written from a psychological viewpoint using the developmental point of view of a number of contemporary developmental psychologists, both men and women. It is a critique of contemporary American shallowness and is an apologia for a feminist ethic and a feminist sense of prayer in a world dominated by competition, abstraction, and unthinking labor.

St. Catherine of Alexandria in Renaissance Roman Art

Author: Cynthia Stollhans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351547909

Category: Art

Page: 205

View: 8384

How and why did a medieval female saint from the Eastern Mediterranean come to be such a powerful symbol in early modern Rome? This study provides an overview of the development of the cult of Catherine of Alexandria in Renaissance Rome, exploring in particular how a saint's cult could be variously imaged and 'reinvented' to suit different eras and patronal interests. Cynthia Stollhans traces the evolution of the saint's imagery through the lens of patrons and their interests-with special focus on the importance of Catherine's image in the fashioning of her Roman identity-to show how her imagery served the religious, political, and/or social agendas of individual patrons and religious orders.

Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I

Author: Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337918792

Category: Art

Page: 624

View: 1910

Want to learn Art History the creative way? GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, VOLUME I, 16th Edition is the unique resource for you! Exploring pivotal artistic works from the Stone Age to the modern era, readers have trusted the expertise in this text for more than 85 years. Even better, the learning features make art history as colorful as the images on the page. Use the Scale feature to imagine art works in their true size. Use the ebook to zoom in on fine image details like brush strokes just as the artists saw them. Use Google Earth coordinates to find the location of famous works of art in their homelands. Much more than an ordinary text, this resource combines scholarship and storytelling with YouTube playlists, videos, flashcards, how-to writing resources, quizzing and other features that bring art history into focus and inspire success in your course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.