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This lavishly illustrated volume is produced on high-quality paper in full-color. Part of Oxford University Press's "Guide to Imagery" series, it is the authoritative word on Angels and Demons in Art.
|Title: Angels and Demons in Art|
By: Rosa Giorgi
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2005
|Dimensions: 5.40 X 7.90 X 1.10 (inches)|
Weight: 1 pound 9 ounces
Stock No: WW68301
help contemporary art enthusiasts decode the symbolic meanings in the great masterworks of Western Art.
The first chapter traces the development of images of the Creation and the Afterworld from descriptions of them in the Scriptures through their evolution in later literary and philosophical works. The following two chapters examine artists' depictions of the two paths that humans may take, the
path of evil or the path of salvation, and the punishments or rewards found on each. A chapter on the Judgment Day and the end of the world explores portrayals of the mysterious worlds between life and death and in the afterlife. Finally, the author looks at images of angelic and demonic beings
themselves and how they came to be portrayed with the physical attributes--wings, halos, horns, and cloven hooves--with which we are now so familiar.
Thoroughly researched by and expert in the field of iconography, Angels and Demons in Art will delight readers with an interest in art or religious symbolism.
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