The Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture

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The Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture is a unique and fascinating exploration of the art and architecture that has been influenced and inspired by Biblical stories and Christian history and beliefs. Richly illustrated and with a Glossary of Architectural Terms and an extensive Bibliography, the Companion combines important 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 The most comprehensive reference work on Christian art and architecture available includes:;* Detailed essays on periods and styles in art and architecture : Anglo-Saxon, Byzantine, Carolingian, Coptic, Early Christian, Gothic, Irish, Ottonian, Renaissance, Rococo, Romanesque; Mannerism, Neoclassicism,;* General background on Christian doctrine, beliefs, and tradition : liturgical year, colours, vessels, and vestments; the Ten Commandments, Seven Deadly Sins, and the Two Trinities; Candlemas, Holy Week, Stations of the Cross, and religious orders * Forms of art influenced by

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"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 referencework."--Booklist

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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.

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