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The History of the Church in Art (In Art)

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In this richly illustrated volume Rosa Giorgi argues that because much of Western art depicts key events, leaders, and practices in the history of the Christian Church, knowledge of that history is critical to an appreciation of many of our great masterpieces.

Giorgi begins by analyzing artistic representations of liturgical objects, including altars, crosses, and censers, and follows with an examination of the duties and vestments of the variety of clerics, ranging from minor clerks to the pope. Both the rituals of the monastic life and worshippers' devotional practices are well documented in paintings depicting prayer, communal meals, funeral rites, religious processions, and cult practices.

The author next turns to artworks that capture important episodes from the Church's history, including crusades and pilgrimages, the Inquisition and the Reformation, and power struggles between popes and rulers. Giorgi ends with an analysis of the lives and portraits of the notable leaders who made this fascinating history, from Peter and Paul to Thomas More to Pope Paul VI.

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In this richly illustrated volume, Rosa Giorgi argues that because much of Western art depicts key events, leaders, and practices in the history of the Christian Church, knowledge of that history is critical to an appreciation of many of our great masterpieces. Giorgi ranges from the artistic representation of liturgical objects, including altars, crosses, and censers, to the vestments of the variety of clerics, to devotional practices documented in paintings depicting prayer, communal meals, funeral rites, religious processions, and cult practices, to artworks that capture important episodes from the Church's history and portraits of the Church's great leaders.

About the Author

An art historian specializing in iconography, Rosa Giorgi is the author of Saints in Art and Angels and Demons in Art in the Guide to Imagery series.

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ISBN:
9780892369362
Author:
Giorgi, Rosa
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Translator:
Phillips, Brian
Author:
null, Rosa
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Religious
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Christian art and symbolism
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History
Subject:
Art, Religious
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Guide to Imagery
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
400 color illus.
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.25 in

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In this richly illustrated volume, Rosa Giorgi argues that because much of Western art depicts key events, leaders, and practices in the history of the Christian Church, knowledge of that history is critical to an appreciation of many of our great masterpieces. Giorgi ranges from the artistic representation of liturgical objects, including altars, crosses, and censers, to the vestments of the variety of clerics, to devotional practices documented in paintings depicting prayer, communal meals, funeral rites, religious processions, and cult practices, to artworks that capture important episodes from the Church's history and portraits of the Church's great leaders.
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