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The Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture By Peter Murray

The Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture
by Peter Murray

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An exploration of art and architecture influenced and inspired by biblical stories and Christian history and beliefs. The "Companion" combines general essays on periods and styles important in the history of Christian art with shorter entries describing works, artists, themes, and visual images.
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The Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture Summary


The Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture by Peter Murray

An exploration of the art and architecture influenced and inspired by biblical stories and Christian history and beliefs. Richly illustrated, the "Companion" combines general essays on the periods and styles important in the history of Christian art with hundreds of shorter entries that describe specific works, artists, themes, and visual images, and which give the reader practical guidance on where in Europe to locate the works described. Included in the Companion are: detailed essays on periods and styles in art and architecture; styles including early Christian, Byzantine, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque, Anglo-Saxon, Irish, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque; a general background to the Old and New Testaments, and to Christian tradition and beliefs; the stories of Adam & Eve, Abraham, Moses, the Exodus, the major Old Testament prophets; the Annunciation; Life of Christ, the Passion; the Assumption; and the mission of the Apostles; major martyrs and saints; religious Orders and their founders; parables; forms of art influenced by Christianity; church plans, illuminated manuscripts, mosaics, frescoes, tombs, stained glass, sculpture; and artists and architects and their works.

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The Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture Reviews


"Aware that increasingly many people lack knowledge of the Bible, Christian doctrine, church history, and ritual, the Murrays provide understandable information. Generous use of cross-references leads newcomers from Christian art to related entries.... Sure to become a standard reference
work."--Booklist


"Aware that increasingly many people lack knowledge of the Bible, Christian doctrine, church history, and ritual, the Murrays provide understandable information. Generous use of cross-references leads newcomers from Christian art to related entries.... Sure to become a standard reference
work."--Booklist

"Aware that increasingly many people lack knowledge of the Bible, Christian doctrine, church history, and ritual, the Murrays provide understandable information. Generous use of cross-references leads newcomers from Christian art to related entries.... Sure to become a standard reference work."--Booklist


"Aware that increasingly many people lack knowledge of the Bible, Christian doctrine, church history, and ritual, the Murrays provide understandable information. Generous use of cross-references leads newcomers from Christian art to related entries.... Sure to become a standard reference work."--Booklist


About Peter Murray



About the Authors:
The late Peter Murray was Professor of the History of Art at Birkbeck College, in the University of London. Linda Murray taught art history also at the University of London. Their books include Peter Murray's The Architecture of the Italian Renaissance, Linda Murray's Michaelangelo: His Life, Work, and Times, and, jointly, the Penguin Dictionary of Art and Artists.

Table of Contents


Preface, Note to the Reader, Text: 1,700 A-Z entries (350,000 words), Glossary of Architectural Terms, Bibliography

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GOR003345311
The Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture by Peter Murray
Peter Murray
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1998-04-16
607
0198602162
9780198602163
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