Icons of American Protestantism: The Art of Warner Sallman

Icons of American Protestantism: The Art of Warner Sallman

by David Morgan
     
 

This fascinating book discusses the ways that American Protestants use devotional images in their religious life, focusing on the production, marketing, and reception of Warner Sallman's religious illustrations, especially his widely known 1940 Head of Christ. Five eminent historians explore Sallman's art from theological, liturgical, and aesthetic… See more details below

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This fascinating book discusses the ways that American Protestants use devotional images in their religious life, focusing on the production, marketing, and reception of Warner Sallman's religious illustrations, especially his widely known 1940 Head of Christ. Five eminent historians explore Sallman's art from theological, liturgical, and aesthetic perspectives, along the way revealing much about twentieth-century American evangelism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300063424
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Warner Sallman and the Visual Culture of American Protestantism25
2Making a "Virile, Manly Christ": The Cultural Origins and Meanings of Warner Sallman's Religious Imagery61
3Marketing Jesus: Warner Press and the Art of Warner Sallman95
4The Ministry of Christian Art: Evangelicals and the Art of Warner Sallman, 1942-1960123
5Interchangeable Art: Warner Sallman and the Critics of Mass Culture148
6"Would Jesus Have Sat for a Portrait?" The Likeness of Christ in the Popular Reception of Sallman's Art181
Notes207
List of Contributors241
Index243
Credits for Chapter-Opening Illustrations247

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