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The Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture

The Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture

by PeterMurray (Author), LindaMurray (Author)

Synopsis

An exploration of the art and architecture influenced and inspired by biblical stories and Christian history and beliefs. Richly illustrated, the Companion combines general essays on the periods and styles important in the history of Christian art with hundreds of shorter entries that describe specific works, artists, themes, and visual images, and which give the reader practical guidance on where in Europe to locate the works described. Included in the Companion are: detailed essays on periods and styles in art and architecture; styles including early Christian, Byzantine, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque, Anglo-Saxon, Irish, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque; a general background to the Old and New Testaments, and to Christian tradition and beliefs; the stories of Adam & Eve, Abraham, Moses, the Exodus, the major Old Testament prophets; the Annunciation; Life of Christ, the Passion; the Assumption; and the mission of the Apostles; major martyrs and saints; religious Orders and their founders; parables; forms of art influenced by Christianity; church plans, illuminated manuscripts, mosaics, frescoes, tombs, stained glass, sculpture; and artists and architects and their works.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 624
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 16 Apr 1998

ISBN 10: 0198602162
ISBN 13: 9780198602163

Media Reviews
Aware that increasingly many people lack knowledge of the Bible, Christian doctrine, church history, and ritual, the Murrays provide understandable information. Generous use of cross-references leads newcomers from Christian art to related entries.... Sure to become a standard reference
work. --Booklist


Aware that increasingly many people lack knowledge of the Bible, Christian doctrine, church history, and ritual, the Murrays provide understandable information. Generous use of cross-references leads newcomers from Christian art to related entries.... Sure to become a standard reference
work. --Booklist

Aware that increasingly many people lack knowledge of the Bible, Christian doctrine, church history, and ritual, the Murrays provide understandable information. Generous use of cross-references leads newcomers from Christian art to related entries.... Sure to become a standard reference work. --Booklist


Aware that increasingly many people lack knowledge of the Bible, Christian doctrine, church history, and ritual, the Murrays provide understandable information. Generous use of cross-references leads newcomers from Christian art to related entries.... Sure to become a standard reference work. --Booklist


Author Bio

About the Authors:
The late Peter Murray was Professor of the History of Art at Birkbeck College, in the University of London. Linda Murray taught art history also at the University of London. Their books include Peter Murray's The Architecture of the Italian Renaissance, Linda Murray's Michaelangelo: His Life, Work, and Times, and, jointly, the Penguin Dictionary of Art and Artists.