Saints: A Visual Guide

Saints: A Visual Guide

by Edward Mornin, Laura Mornin, Lorna Mornin
     
 

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KLIATT - Mary Ellen Snodgrass
An elegant handbook of hagiography, the Mornins' compendium allies a brief biography of 137 saints with sculpture, painting and fresco, marble and stone relief, stained glass, woodcut, plaster, prayer card, and mosaic images rich in symbol and period detail. Colorful entries identify individuals with birthplace, date, and emblems of their veneration, as with St. Francis addressing the birds, the fatherly St. Vincent de Paul holding children, and palms identifying the martyrdom of Saint Justa and Saint Rufina. Contributing to the application of the text are identification of art works by type, date, artist, and locations in Europe and the Americas. A key explains the grouping of Jesus's disciples, holy helpers, the Holy Family, and saints easily confused, e.g., Teresa of Avila and Teresa of Lisieux. A detailed glossary explains terms such as surplice, halberd, Franciscan, and the Latin motto "Ad maiorem dei gloriam." Highly recommended for public and school libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802832498
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
806,714
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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