1000 Faces of Godby Rebecca Hind
A gallery of over 1000 works of art, drawn from all over the world and spanning thousands of years of culture and faiths including: Bah�'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Greek mythology, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism,
Judaism, Native American beliefs, Norse legends, Paganism, Rastafarianism, Roman mythology, Shintoism, Sikhism, Spiritualism, Taoism, Voodoo and Zoroastrianism.
1000 Faces of God contains images of the Divine that range from oil paintings by the old masters, imposing painted altarpieces and triptychs, intricately embroidered wall-hangings and detailed pen and ink drawings, to jewelled bronze sculptures and statuesque wood, stone and rock carvings. This unique book is an invaluable reference work for anyone interested in art and a useful guide for those who want to explore the world's significant religions and beliefs.
Rebecca Hind is artist to the Sacred Land Project, a scheme to conserve, enhance and develop Britain's sacred sites, and to the Alliance of Religions and Conservation, a charity promoting the protection and preservation of the natural environment throughout the world in accordance with the beliefs of world religions. Rebecca has taught at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford, and Wolfson College, Oxford, and is a practising artist, taking part in exhibitions throughout Britain.
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This book is facinating and beautiful, from a artistic but also a religious perspective. A must buy!
This book gives readers and insight to different gods and how they were pictured by certain cultures. It would be best to already have some kind of theological knowledge before reading this book, to get the full effect.
Having a book full of the images of God from all different viewpoints is really a good idea. However, the text of this book is full of assumptions, inaccuracies and just plain wrong information. The author assumes that the reader is Christian; the author editorializes about the nature of the pictures; the author just gets some things about the history of religion wrong. Again, a great resource for art, but don't pay attention to the text.