Journey into Christian Art [NOOK Book]

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Searching always for the spirituality that inspired their work, de Borchgrave's work shows us how Christian artists through the ages strove in mosaic, paint, and stone "to enrich the mind, touch the heart, and feed the soul."

For all who want to broaden and deepen their appreciation of religious art, this magnificent volume offers:
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Journey into Christian Art

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Overview

Searching always for the spirituality that inspired their work, de Borchgrave's work shows us how Christian artists through the ages strove in mosaic, paint, and stone "to enrich the mind, touch the heart, and feed the soul."

For all who want to broaden and deepen their appreciation of religious art, this magnificent volume offers:
-Over 100 superb color reproductions of some of the world's greatest paintings.
-The story of 2000 years of Christian art-from early wall-paintings to contemporary works by living artists
-Explorations into the lives of more than fifty of the world's greatest artists
-Fascinating insights into the spirituality of the artists and how it informed and shaped their work

"This book is an eye-opener in the best sense. Modern people are bombarded by stimulating images but much of the Christian world seems to be pre-occupied exclusively with the archaeology of texts, as if the 'Word of God' could be reduced to words. In this context, A Journey into Christian Art is very timely. Helen de Borchgrave has achieved a balance between text and picture which opens the doors of perception and feeds the imagination."
(Richard Chartres, Bishop of London)
Author Bio: Helen de Borchgrave is a fine art conservator and consultant and a member of the Association of International Art Critics (IAC). She trained at Byam Shaw School of Art and National Gallery in London. Her articles and reviews published in Arts Review, Church of England Newspaper, The Jewish Chronicle, and Country Life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451409543
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 20 MB
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Meet the Author

Helen de Borchgrave is a fine art conservator and consultant. She trained at the Byam Shaw School of Art and with Professor Ruhemann of The National Gallery in London. As well as cleaning and restoring paintings for museums, churches and private collections, she leads art tours in Europe for various tour companies. She is a member of the Association of International Art Critics, and has contributed reviews and features to a wide range of publications.

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From the Introduction:
Life is in danger of death in our contemporary culture of facts and figures. Where time is money, speed drives us, and noise blocks out the inner voice. This book has been written in the hope that it will stir the imagination, encourage contemplation, and stimulate wonder and praise to 'ponder anew all the Almighty can do.'
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Image of Christ
Chapter 3: The Rebirth of Realism
Chapter 4: The Humanization of Faith
Chapter 5: The Flemish Altarpiece
Chapter 6: Before the Body Was Broken
Chapter 7: The Summit Unsurpassed
Chapter 8: Inner Fervor
Chapter 9: Two Sides of the Christian Coin
Chapter 10: After the Age of Reason
Hidden Pearls
Museum and Church Listings
Bibliography
List of Illustrations
Index
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