Visual Piety: A History and Theory of Popular Religious Images / Edition 1

Visual Piety: A History and Theory of Popular Religious Images / Edition 1

by David Morgan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520219325

ISBN-13: 9780520219328

Pub. Date: 09/25/1999

Publisher: University of California Press

Drawing from the fields of music, sociology, theology, philosophy, psychology, and aesthetics, VISUAL PIETY is the first book to bring to specialist and lay reader alike an understanding of religious imagery's place in the social formation and maintenance of everyday American life--from Warner Sallman's 'Head of Christ" to velvet renditions of DaVinci's "Last Supper"…  See more details below

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Drawing from the fields of music, sociology, theology, philosophy, psychology, and aesthetics, VISUAL PIETY is the first book to bring to specialist and lay reader alike an understanding of religious imagery's place in the social formation and maintenance of everyday American life--from Warner Sallman's 'Head of Christ" to velvet renditions of DaVinci's "Last Supper" to prayer card illustrations, and much more. 69 illustrations. 280 pp.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520219328
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/25/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
283
Sales rank:
818,739
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Constructivism and the History of Visual Culture1
Ch. 1The Practice of Visual Piety21
Ch. 2Empathy and Sympathy in the History of Visual Piety59
Ch. 3The Masculinity of Christ97
Ch. 4Reading the Face of Jesus124
Ch. 5Domestic Devotion and Ritual152
Ch. 6Memory and the Sacred181
Conclusion: Religious Images and the Social Construction of Everyday Life203
AppendixLetters and Demographics209
Notes213
Select Bibliography253
Index259

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