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"Understanding Early Christian Art" offers an insightful, erudite and lavishly illustrated analysis of the meaning and message of early Christianity as revealed in the texts and images of its first practitioners. Robin Margaret Jensen examines the motifs and subjects of early Christian art, integrating them with the symbols and themes of Christian literature and liturgy. Beginning with an analysis of the non-narrative subjects of the early art--the Good Shepherd, the praying figure, fish and birds--Jensen goes on to explore the narrative images found in Roman catacomb painting, sarcophagus relief sculpture, early mosaics, ivories, and manuscript illumination. Finally, the book examines iconographic themes such as Jonah, Daniel, Abraham offering Isaac, and Adam and Eve.

Synopsis:

Understanding Early Christian Art offers an insightful, erudite and lavishly illustrated analysis of the meaning and message of early Christianity as revealed in the texts and images of its first practitioners. Robin Margaret Jensen examines the motifs and subjects of early Christian art, integrating them with the symbols and themes of Christian literature and liturgy. Beginning with an analysis of the non-narrative subjects of the early art — the Good Shepherd, the praying figure, fish and birds — Jensen goes on to explore the narrative images found in Roman catacomb painting, sarcophagus relief sculpture, early mosaics, ivories, and manuscript illumination. Finally, the book examines iconographic themes such as Jonah, Daniel, Abraham offering Isaac, and Adam and Eve.

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This text makes the critical tools of art historians accessible to students, which should enable them to understand better the visual representations of Christianity. It could also aid art historians in comprehending the complex theology, history and context of Christian art.

Synopsis:

Understanding Early Christian Art is designed for students of both religion and of art history. It makes the critical tools of art historians accessible to students of religion, to help them understand better the visual representations of Christianity. It will also aid art historians in comprehending the complex theology, history and context of Christian art. This interdisciplinary and boundary-breaking approach will enable students in several fields to further their understanding and knowledge of the art of the early Christian era. Understanding Early Christian Art contains over fifty images with parallel text.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 214-215) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415204552
Author:
Jensen, Robin Margaret
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Jensen Robin, Ma
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Christian art and symbolism
Subject:
Art, Early Christian
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Religious
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Christian art and symbolism -- To 500.
Subject:
Art, Religious
Series Volume:
no. 346
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.05x6.33x.54 in. 1.14 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Routledge - English 9780415204552 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Understanding Early Christian Art offers an insightful, erudite and lavishly illustrated analysis of the meaning and message of early Christianity as revealed in the texts and images of its first practitioners. Robin Margaret Jensen examines the motifs and subjects of early Christian art, integrating them with the symbols and themes of Christian literature and liturgy. Beginning with an analysis of the non-narrative subjects of the early art — the Good Shepherd, the praying figure, fish and birds — Jensen goes on to explore the narrative images found in Roman catacomb painting, sarcophagus relief sculpture, early mosaics, ivories, and manuscript illumination. Finally, the book examines iconographic themes such as Jonah, Daniel, Abraham offering Isaac, and Adam and Eve.
"Synopsis" by , This text makes the critical tools of art historians accessible to students, which should enable them to understand better the visual representations of Christianity. It could also aid art historians in comprehending the complex theology, history and context of Christian art.
"Synopsis" by , Understanding Early Christian Art is designed for students of both religion and of art history. It makes the critical tools of art historians accessible to students of religion, to help them understand better the visual representations of Christianity. It will also aid art historians in comprehending the complex theology, history and context of Christian art. This interdisciplinary and boundary-breaking approach will enable students in several fields to further their understanding and knowledge of the art of the early Christian era. Understanding Early Christian Art contains over fifty images with parallel text.
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