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Christian Art
Author: Rowena Loverance

ISBN: 9780674024793
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1 May 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 19.7 x 2.1
Description:
Palm mats and pilgrim tokens, manuscript illuminations and church frescoes, gold and enamel reliquaries and papier-mache figurines, Russian icons and Mexican murals. What makes these works of art Christian? And what, as such, distinguishes them from other works?

These are the questions at the centre of this book, which is at once a sumptuously illustrated survey of Christian art over time and across the globe and a probing study of what Christian Art really means, how it functions, where it arises, and whom it serves.



About the Author

Rowena Loverance draws extensively on the vast international collections of the British Museum, with its remarkable examples of Christian art in the fourth-century Roman empire, the meeting of Eastern and Western art during the Crusades, Christian missionary art and its reception in sixteenth-century Africa, India and Japan, and twentieth-century Christian popular art from Latin America and Oceania. The Museum's collections of decorative arts yield original and lesser-known Christian iconography, allowing the author to show how Christian...

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