Visions of Mary: Art, Devotion, and Beauty at Chartres Cathedral
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Visions of Mary: Art, Devotion, and Beauty at Chartres Cathedral

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"This beautiful volume is part love letter to Mary, part art history, and part theology. The author's vivid color photographs cover nine centuries of Mary-themed artwork and decorations. Commentary on each image contextualizes it within church history, hagiography, and devotional practices,"---Christian Century. 192 pages, hardcover. Mount Tabor/Paraclete.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Mount Tabor Books
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1612618944
ISBN-13: 9781612618944

Publisher's Description

Through image and word, author and photographer Jill Geoffrion unfolds the the story of Mary at Chartres on the pages of this book. Geoffrion offers a unique visual and meditative journey through Chartres Cathedral in this newest addition to the Mount Tabor Books series. Showing and explaining the most engaging images of Mary created in this location over the last eight centuries, Jill Geoffrion gently introduces the reader to the depth and breadth of the story of Mary at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres. Included are over seventy-five images of the Virgin of Chartres that have been recently restored as well as works of sculpture, painting and liturgical items. Readers will discover an architectural marvel, a stunning showcase for the most complete twelfth and thirteenth century collection of stained glass in the world, with many images of Mary as Jesus’s mother, based on biblical stories such as the Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Presentation at the Temple, and Flight to Egypt.

Author Bio

Rev. Jill Geoffrion, PhD is an ordained pastor with the American Baptist Churches. She has written many books and articles, particularly on the study of labyrinth as a form of prayer. Jill is also an accomplished photographer. She spends a considerable part of each year in residence there.

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