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  • God In The Modern Wing


    Should Christians even bother with the modern wing at the art museum? After all, modern art and artists are often caricatured as rabidly opposed to God, the church-indeed, to faith of any kind. But is that all there is to the story?

    In this Studies in Theology and the Arts volume, coeditors Cameron J. Anderson and G. Walter Hansen gather the reflections of artists, art historians, and theologians who collectively offer a more complicated narrative of the history of modern art and its place in the Christian life. Here, readers will find insights on the work and faith of artists including Marc Chagall, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, and more.

    For those willing to look with eyes of faith, they may just find that God is present in the modern wing too.

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  • Seeing God In Art


    A sequence of insightful meditations evoking the essence of Christianity, depicted in some of the world’s great paintings.

    Over the centuries some of the world’s greatest painters have explored and expressed their faith in God through their art. Here, Richard Harries invites you to reflect with him on thirty such artists, and to see how their paintings illuminate important aspects of Christian faith and teaching. Encompassing masterpieces by Rembrandt, Leonardo, Titian and Caravaggio as well as modern works by Chagall, Spencer and Rouault, this book presents the essentials of the faith in a way that will move the reader to respond with heart as well as head.

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  • Vatican Museums : 100 Artworks Not To Be Missed


    Here is an extraordinary illustrated art book that showcases the one hundred masterpieces that present the legacy of culture, history, and beauty that the Roman pontiffs have collected and guarded for centuries.

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  • My Art Book Of Love


    A tender and wise ode to love, illustrated with an expertly curated selection of fine art for young children

    Art, like anything else, is only as meaningful and interesting as it is relatable. For toddlers and preschoolers, connecting their own experiences of love to those they see on the canvas allows them to truly engage with the material. 35 full-page artworks feature love in all its forms, accompanied by a brief and gentle read-aloud text. Each artwork’s title and artist’s name are included as secondary read-aloud text, for true integration of narrative and information. This stylishly compact art book is this first title in the My Art Book series, which suits lovey and artsy families alike!

    Ages 2-4

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  • Pile Of Leaves


    Dig through the leaf pile in this collage-inspired book with see-through pages

    Readers explore the concept of layering and collage with this interactive exercise in composition. Each clear acetate page features a single element in the leaf pile, though some are not leaves at all! As readers turn the pages, the leaf pile is deconstructed piece by piece on the right side, and reconstructed on the left. Younger readers will enjoy the seek-and-find aspect of the hidden objects, while older readers might experiment by adding their own images between the pages. A key at the back provides the names of each kind of leaf shown. Inspired by the Whitney Museum’s approach to looking at art, these books provide a new way to look at the world.

    Colors are brighter than they appear – printed in pure Pantones.

    Ages 2-4

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  • Redeeming Transcendence In The Arts


    How can the arts witness to the transcendence of the Christian God?
    It is widely believed that there is something transcendent about the arts, that they can awaken a profound sense of awe, wonder, and mystery, of something beyond this world. Many argue that this opens up fruitful opportunities for conversation with those who may have no use for conventional forms of Christianity.

    Jeremy Begbie-a leading voice on theology and the arts-in this book employs a biblical, trinitarian imagination to show how Christian involvement in the arts can (and should) be shaped by a vision of God’s transcendence revealed in the person of Jesus Christ. After critiquing some current writing on the subject, he goes on to offer rich resources to help readers engage constructively with the contemporary cultural moment even as they bear witness to the otherness and uncontainability of the triune God of love.

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  • In The Beauty Of Holiness


    Beautifully illustrated work from an eminent authority on the Bible, art, and culture

    Beauty is a highly significant subject in the Bible. So is holiness. In this study of Christian fine art David Lyle Jeffrey explores the relationship between beauty and holiness as he integrates aesthetic perspectives from the ancient Hebrew Scriptures through Augustine, Aquinas, and Kant down to contemporary philosophers of art.

    Incorporating sample artworks ranging from the Roman catacombs to Marc Chagall, Jeffrey demonstrates that the Bible has consistently been the most profound and productive resource for the visual arts in the West. He contextualizes Western European art from the second century through the twenty-first in relation not only to the biblical narrative but also to liturgy and historical theology.

    Lavishly illustrated with more than one hundred masterworks, In the Beauty of Holiness is ideally suited to students of Christian fine art and to general readers wanting to better understand the story of Christian art through the centuries.

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  • Act One : Everything And The Kitchen Sink


    In Act One: Everything and the Kitchen Sink, you or your students will be introduced to an acting technique called The Kitchen Sink Method. You will learn character development through the sensory recalls of sight, sound, taste, touch, smell, and spirit. This curriculum will cover the basics of theatre like blocking and stage terminology, as well as the importance of observational skills, pantomime, voice control, accents, body language and audition tips. There will be fun improvisation games, acting exercises and homework assignments along the way designed to encourage you or your students to step outside of their acting comfort zone or bubble.

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  • Christ In The Wilderness


    In this attractive illustrated book, Stephen Cottrell reflects on five of the Christ in the Wilderness paintings, and reveals them to be a rich source of spiritual wisdom and nourishment. He invites us to slow down and enter into the stillness of Stanley Spencer’s vision. By dwelling in the wilderness of these evocative portraits, Stephen Cottrell encourages us to refine our own discipleship and learn again what it means to follow Christ.

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  • Posh Art Of The Dot


    A form of drawing practiced in southern India, kolams are geometrical line drawings composed of curved loops and straight lines, drawn around or over a grid pattern of dots. Art lovers can follow step-by-step guides as they work their way through beginner, intermediate, and advanced designs. Each completed kolam is a gorgeous geometric marvel that can be colored in and decorated. With an introduction from anthropologist and kolam specialist, Anna Laine, this original book will help readers become experts themselves.

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  • Creative Hand Lettering


    A guide and example to help you communicate decorate, celebrate and more.

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  • Contemporary Art And The Church


    The church and the contemporary art world often find themselves in an uneasy relationship in which misunderstanding and mistrust abound. On one hand, the leaders of local congregations, seminaries, and other Christian ministries often don’t know what to make of works by contemporary artists. Not only are these artists mostly unknown to church leaders, they and their work often lead them to regard the world of contemporary art with indifference, frustration, or even disdain. On the other hand, many artists lack any meaningful experience with the contemporary church and are mostly ignorant of its mission. Not infrequently, these artists regard religion as irrelevant to their work, are disinclined to trust the church and its leaders, and have experienced personal rejection from these communities. In response to this situation, the 2015 biennial conference of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) facilitated a conversation between these two worlds. The present volume gathers together essays and reflections by artists, theologians, and church leaders as they sought to explore misperceptions, create a hospitable space to learn from each other, and imagine the possibility of a renewed and mutually fruitful relationship. Contemporary Art and the Church seeks common ground for the common good of both the church and the contemporary art world.

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  • Culture Care : Reconnecting With Beauty For Our Common Life


    Foreword By Mark Labberton
    1. On Becoming Generative
    2. Culture Care Defined
    3. Black River, Cracked Lands
    4. From Culture Wars To A Common Life
    5. Soul Care
    6. Beauty As Food For The Soul
    7. Leadership From The Margins
    8. Tell ’em About The Dream!
    9. Two Lives At The Margins
    10. Our Calling In The Starry Night
    11. Opening The Gates
    12. Cultivating Cultural Soil
    13. Cultural Estuaries
    14. Custodians Of Culture Care
    15. Business Care
    16. Practical Advice For Artists
    17. Tilling Our Cultural Soil In The Age Of Anxiety
    18. New Vocabularies, New Stories
    19. What If?
    A Gratuitous Postscript
    Discussion Guide

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    Culture is not a territory to be won or lost but a resource we are called to steward with care. Culture is a garden to be cultivated. Many bemoan the decay of culture. But we all have a responsibility to care for culture, to nurture it in ways that help people thrive. In Culture Care artist Makoto Fujimura issues a call to cultural stewardship, in which we become generative and feed our culture’s soul with beauty, creativity, and generosity. We serve others as cultural custodians of the future. This is a book for artists, but artists come in many forms. Anyone with a calling to create-from visual artists, musicians, writers, and actors to entrepreneurs, pastors, and business professionals-will resonate with its message. This book is for anyone with a desire or an artistic gift to reach across boundaries with understanding, reconciliation, and healing. It is a book for anyone with a passion for the arts, for supporters of the arts, and for creative catalysts who understand how much the culture we all share affects human thriving today and shapes the generations to come. Culture Care includes a study guide for individual reflection or group discussion.

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  • Looking At A Masterpiece


    What power does great art have? In Looking at a Masterpiece, the reader will discover the surprising answer-that great art can influence our whole lives.

    As author Madeleine Stebbins explains, Great art deepens the soul, inspiring a thirst for greatness and purifying it of what is base. It opens our minds to a clearer perception of truth and our imaginations to a more radiant vision of moral goodness and nobility.

    In Looking at a Masterpiece, Stebbins explores the themes of more than forty of the world’s finest artistic treasures-from masters such as Piero della Francesca, Hans Holbein, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and more. The book includes full color, high-quality reproductions of these great works of art.

    Stebbins directs the reader to consider not only the timeless masterpieces presented, but the universal truths they illuminate, infusing her commentary with the wisdom of saints, popes, theologians, historians, and poets. Explore the transcendent longings of the human heart and discover the transformative power of great art in Looking at a Masterpiece.

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  • Imagine : A Vision For Christians In The Arts (Expanded)


    Imagine art that is risky, complex, and subtle. Imagine music, movies, books, and paintings of the highest quality. Imagine art that permeates society, challenging conventional thinking and standard morals to their core. Imagine that it is all created by Christians! This is the bold vision of Steve Turner, who has worked among a wide variety of artists for decades. He believes Christians should confront society and the church using art’s powerful impact. Art can faithfully chronicle the lives of ordinary people and express the transcendence of God. And Christians should be involved in every level of the art world and in every medium. In this revised and expanded edition of a contemporary classic, Turner builds a compelling case for Christians in the arts. If Jesus is Lord of all of life and creation, then art is part of his cultural mandate. It can and should be a way of expressing faith through creatively, beautifully and truthfully arranged words, sounds, and sights.

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  • Chagall : The Stained Glass Windows


    Marc Chagall, as other famous artists of thetwentieth century, has worked in various genres ofthe visual arts, but no one has launched themonumental art of stained glass like Chagall.Windows in Metz, Saarburg, Mainz, Reims,Pocantico, Jerusalem, Nice, and Zurich arehighlighted here, along with documentation of theenormous preparatory work and the various stagesof designing and coloring the windows.

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  • Faithful Artist : A Vision For Evangelicalism And The Arts


    Drawing upon his experiences as both a Christian and an artist, Cameron Anderson traces the relationship between the evangelical church and modern art in postwar America. While acknowledging the tensions between faith and visual art, he eschews the notion of a final rift, instead casting a vision for serious, faithful engagement with the arts.

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  • Modern Art And The Life Of A Culture


    Part I: Critical Contexts
    1. Introduction: Religion And The Discourse Of Modernism
    2. H. R. Rookmaaker, Modern Art And The Death Of A Culture

    Part II: Geographies, Histories And Encounters
    3. France, Britain And The Sacramental Image
    4. Germany, Holland And Northern Romantic Theology
    5. Russian Icons, Dada Liturgies And Rumors Of Nihilism
    6. North America And The Expressive Image
    7. North America In The Age Of Mass-Media
    Afterword By Daniel A. Siedell
    List Of Illustrations

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    For many Christians, engaging with modern art raises several questions: Is the Christian faith at odds with modern art? Does modernism contain religious themes? What is the place of Christian artists in the landscape of modern art? Nearly fifty years ago, Dutch art historian and theologian Hans Rookmaaker offered his answers to these questions when he published his groundbreaking work, Modern Art and the Death of a Culture, which was characterized by both misgivings and hopefulness. While appreciating Rookmaaker’s invaluable contribution to the study of theology and the arts, this volume-coauthored by an artist and a theologian-responds to his work and offers its own answers to these questions by arguing that there were actually strong religious impulses that positively shaped modern visual art. Instead of affirming a pattern of decline and growing antipathy towards faith, the authors contend that theological engagement and inquiry can be perceived across a wide range of modern art-French, British, German, Dutch, Russian and North American-and through particular works by artists such as Gauguin, Picasso, David Jones, Caspar David Friedrich, van Gogh, Kandinsky, Warhol and many others. This book, the first in IVP Academic’s new Studies in Theology and the Arts series, brings together the disciplines of art history and theology and points to the signs of life in modern art in order to help Christians navigate these difficult waters.

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  • Silence And Beauty


    Introduction: A Pilgrimage
    1. A Journey Into Silence: Pulverization
    2. A Culture Of Beauty: Cultural Context For Silence
    3. Ambiguity And Faith: Japan, The Ambiguous And Myself
    4. Ground Zero
    5. Fumi-e Culture
    6. Hidden Faith Revealed
    7. The Redemption Of Father Rodrigues
    8. The Aroma: Toward An Antidote To Trauma
    9. Mission Beyond The Waves
    Appendix 1: Endo And Kawabata
    Appendix 2: Endo And Graham Greene
    Appendix 3: Kenzaburo Oe’s Ambiguous Japan
    Glossary Of Japanese Terms
    Author Index
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

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    Shusaku Endo’s novel Silence, first published in 1966, endures as one of the greatest works of twentieth-century Japanese literature. Its narrative of the persecution of Christians in seventeenth-century Japan raises uncomfortable questions about God and the ambiguity of faith in the midst of suffering and hostility. Endo’s Silence took internationally renowned visual artist Makoto Fujimura on a pilgrimage of grappling with the nature of art, the significance of pain and his own cultural heritage. His artistic faith journey overlaps with Endo’s as he uncovers deep layers of meaning in Japanese history and literature, expressed in art both past and present. He finds connections to how faith is lived in contemporary contexts of trauma and glimpses of how the gospel is conveyed in Christ-hidden cultures. In this world of pain and suffering, God often seems silent. Fujimura’s reflections show that light is yet present in darkness, and that silence speaks with hidden beauty and truth.

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  • Short Biography Of Claude Monet


    A Pocket-Sized Short Biography of Claude Monet in an Elegant Hardcover Edition

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  • Actor As Fire And Cloud


    There are two journeys in front of you. Both can lead to success, but only one can lead to purposeful fulfillment. The Actor as Fire and Cloud references Christian and secular thought as well as master teachers of this century and the past to unlock universal ideas about the acting craft. As such, it is a book with universal appeal and application.

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  • God Save Africa


    Jill Parris
    Stories of 25 South Africans are woven into a modern fable. People were asked to answer the simple question Is it better now than under Apartheid? Personal stories are woven into one focused on the man in the streets view of the current strengths and weaknesses of South Africa, and how a hopeful future for all South Africans can be built.

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  • Jesus Christ And The Virgin Mary In Art


    Giclee Creative Publishing

    JESUS CHRIST & THE VIRGIN MARY IN ART: A VISUAL PRAYER BOOK & ART ANTHOLOGY is a distinctive new religious art book. It is a stunning 334 page 9 by 11 hardcover printed on 70 lb. bright white glossy paper which totally enhances the true colors of each marvelous painting. This comprehensive collection of 280 incredible oil paintings truly becomes a strong personal conduit for reflection and compelling inspiration for an intimate closeness with Jesus Christ and The Virgin Mary.Readers will learn about the life and art career of 36 master religious artists, their distinctive art styles, historic perspective and enjoy many of their finest religious artwork created from 1200 A.D. to the early 1900’s A.D. It is as much an interesting learning experience in art history, distinctive painting styles and historic perspective as it is a heartening study of important religious artwork and creating a new channel to reaching God.The creation of this book began with a goal of producing a stunning visual anthology of the best artwork-some rarely seen–of the most talented religious artists including El Greco, Giotto, Caravaggio, Raphael, Rubens, Duccio, Angelico, Bellini, GrA 1/4newald, Botticelli, Bosch, Mantegna, Van der Weyden and many more and encouraging a VISUAL meditational focus on the paintings while praying or reflecting.Traditional, centuries-old Christian Meditation involves reading bible passages, and fervently reciting prayers to reach a meditative state. This VISUAL PRAYER BOOK takes Christian Meditation to a new beautiful sensory level by combining the focusing of all our senses on the vivid images while praying-all leading to a stronger channel to absorb the love and strength of Jesus and The Virgin Mary and allows our being to be totally one with the painting.The 280 oil paintings are presented as a window or a meeting place of our mind and soul between ourselves and God. We hope that readers may find a capacity to move through and beyond to contact God in a direct, personal way- creating a time of communion in which you may be inspired, healed, reconciled, challenged, and nourished. Meditating with art–particularly religious art-is a practical devotional tool that is highly portable. The presence and strength of God is all around us, all the time. The creativity of these spiritual paintings powerfully reaches us throughout our being. What emerges from the artist touches the viewer. The viewer opens to the spirit

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  • 7 Days Of Creation Sketchbook And Stencil Set


    Children uncover the artist within! 60 pages to color and draw complete with 37 reusable stencils. Storage bag keeps stencils and sketchbook organized.
    Minimum order is 3
    Wholesale cost is $5.00

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  • Woodland Sketchbook And Stencil Set


    With the original Woodland-themed story on the back cover to inspire many wee artists, kids have 60 pages to color and draw along with 37 usable stencils. Storage bag keeps stencils and sketchbook organized.
    Min. order is 3
    Wholesale cost is $5.00

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  • Ocean Sketchbook And Stencil Set


    The creatures in the mighty sea have come together to encourage kids to explore their creative talent with 60 pages to color and draw, plus 37 reusable stencils. The original story on the back cover is sure to bring out the artist in any child. Storage bag keeps stencils and sketchbook organized.
    Min. order is 3
    Wholesale cost is $7.50

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  • Eyes To See


    Written by a Protestant for a non-Orthodox readership

    * Includes full-color images of eight icons

    * Strong potential for group study

    Eyes to See: The Redemptive Purpose of Icons offers the discovery of life-giving
    spiritual insights found through learning to read the language of religious icons. Written
    especially for those whose traditions have not included icons, this book introduces eight
    icons written (painted) by the author. Historical notes, explanation of symbolism, related
    scriptures for interpretation, and a reflection for each icon deepens understanding and
    appreciation for the ancient holy images of the Church.
    The book is eight chapters in length, each describing one of the eight full-color icon
    plates in the insert.

    For individuals and study groups, plus those with interests in iconography.

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  • Beauty Spirit Matter


    SKU (ISBN): 9780852447826Aidan HartBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2014Publisher: Liturgy Training Publications Print On Demand Product

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  • Spot The Differences Book 1


    Kids will be taking a closer look at 25 of the world’s greatest paintings with this eye-opening puzzle book. Each spread features two identical-looking, full-page color reproductions of a masterpiece – but a careful search reveals a variety of differences. Featured works include Mona Lisa, plus paintings by van Gogh, Degas, and Rousseau.

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  • How To Draw Bible Figures


    This easy to follow guide uses simple shapes and step-by-step diagrams to help aspiring artists visualize their favorite Bible stories. Thirty images include Adam and Eve, Moses and the Ten Commandments, Daniel in the lions’ den, Samson and Delilah, King Solomon, and creatures from Noah’s ark. A blank practice page follows each how-to page.

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  • Dores Knights And Medieval Adventure


    The master of the fantastic, 19th-century artist Gustave Dore excelled at conveying drama and mystery. This original collection assembles 86 of his best depictions of knights and their adventures. Sources include Idylls of the King, Don Quixote, Orlando Furioso, Rabelais’ Gargantua and Pantagruel, and Michaud’s History of the Crusades.

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  • Dore Gallery : His 120 Greatest Illustrations


    Comprising the finest plates from the great illustrator’s work, this collection features outstanding engravings from such literary classics as Milton’s Paradise Lost, The Divine Comedy by Dante, Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, Sue’s The Wandering Jew, and many others. Captions.

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  • Book Of Urizen


    One of Blake’s most interesting and powerful creations – a parody of the book of Genesis in which the righteous figure of God is replaced by that of Urizen, the dark power. Included are 27 hand-colored plates rich in energy and monumental grandeur, along with a printed transcription of the poem.

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  • Marriage Of Heaven And Hell


    This vivid facsimile of Blake’s romantic and revolutionary publication offers a concise expression of his essential wisdom and philosophy. His distinctive hand-lettered text is accompanied by 27 color plates of his stirring illustrations.

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  • Dores Illustrations For Paradise Lost


    This volume presents superb royalty-free reproductions of all 50 plates Dore created for a 19th-century edition of Paradise Lost. Among the events depicted: the expulsion of Satan from Heaven, Adam and Eve in Paradise, the nine-day fall of Lucifer’s legions to Hell, the Creation, the temptation of Eve, and the Flood.

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  • Songs Of Experience


    This facsimile of Blake’s original Illuminated Book reproduces 26 full-color plates from a rare 1826 edition. Includes The Tyger, London, Holy Thursday, and other immortal poems. 26 color plates. Printed text of poems.

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  • Dores Illustrations For Don Quixote


    Dore’s sympathy to Cervantes’ satire was so complete that, of numerous interpretations by many artists, his has become standard. Here are 190 wood-engraved plates, 120 full-page: charging the windmill, traversing Spanish plains, valleys, mountains, ghostly visions of dragons, knights, flaming lake. Marvelous detail, minutiae, accurate costumes, architecture, enchantment, pathos, humor. Captions.

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  • Dore Bible Illustrations


    Detailed plates from the Bible: the Creation scenes, Adam and Eve, horrifying visions of the Flood, the battle sequences with their monumental crowds, depictions of the life of Jesus and visions of the new Jerusalem. Each of the 241 plates is accompanied by the appropriate verses from the King James version of the Bible.

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  • Songs Of Innocence


    The first and most popular of Blake’s famous Illuminated Books, in a facsimile edition reproducing all 31 brightly colored plates. Additional printed text of each poem. The colors are lovely, the book is a joy. – Kliatt Paperback Book Guide.

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  • Rime Of The Ancient Mariner


    Dore’s engravings for The Rime are considered by many to be his greatest work. The terrifying space of the open sea, the storms and whirlpools of an unknown ocean, the hot equatorial seas swarming with monsters, the ice of Antarctica, more – are all rendered in a powerful manner. Full text and 38 plates.

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  • God And The History Of Art Instruction Manual For Teachers And Students


    Ages 12 & Up
    Teachers manual for God & the History of Art 1 & 2

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  • Draw 50 Birds


    Targeted at young aspiring artists seeking to develop their technical skills and build a repertoire of subjects, particularly animals. Acclaimed author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw dozens of the most beautiful and fascinating birds from around the world with a comprehensive, step-by-step approach. His distinctive drawing method has proven to be successful for children and adults alike over the past 40 years, and has shown artists, from the beginner to advanced levels, how to draw everything from animals to airplanes. The revised Draw 50 series gives an old favorite an exciting, new look.

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  • Dr Seuss The Cat Behind The Hat


    As Early As It Gets
    Very Early
    Pretty Early
    Still Early
    Less Early
    No Longer Early
    A Little Later
    Even Later
    A Smidge Later Than That
    Somewhat Later Still
    Significantly Later
    As Late As It Gets

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    An exuberant and beautifully produced book that juxtaposes the secret art of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel–the most beloved children’s author and illustrator of all time) with his iconic children’s art.

    This comprehensive look at the breadth of art that Theodor Geisel created over his lifetime is an eye-opening peek behind the public persona into the real story of the man who was Dr. Seuss.

    Illustrator by day, surrealist by night, Ted Geisel created a body of previously little-known work during his leisure hours that he called his Midnight Paintings, and which is now known as The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss. This irrepressible and soulful collection redefines Ted Geisel as an iconic American artist. For sixty years, his Secret Art allowed Geisel to expand his artistic boundaries without the confines and pressures of commercial deadlines and influences. These paintings afforded the peaceful distraction that he craved, and through this work, the tenets of surrealism-surprise and juxtaposition-energized his sensibilities.

    This volume exuberantly juxtaposes Geisel’s Midnight Paintings with his best-loved children’s books because this was how Dr. Seuss constructed his creative life-his days devoted to literature for children, his nights to letting his mind and palette wander to even stranger shores. Inevitably, Geisel created images in his private artworks that would find their way into his literary projects. Though he fiercely protected his Secret Art from criticism during his lifetime, his intention all along was for these works to be seen when he was gone.

    It is downright absurd to make an art book on Dr. Seuss that attempts a straight chronology on the life and work of this multitalented author, illustrator, painter, sculptor, political cartoonist, adman, doodler, practical joker, and Cat Behind the Hat. Chronology is, in this case, an elusive term. His life meanders between so many facets of artistic impulses, with images cross-pollinating over years and even decades, that the chronological line of his life is as dippy and curved as the architectural elements of a house in Who-ville.

    Therefore, this book is chronological-ish. That is to say, some things come at the right time and some at the wrong time. But just as Dr. Seuss taught us to look at life through the wrong end of a telescope, the iconic artwork packed into these pages helps us understand that it isn’t always a straight line from here to there that matters . . .

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  • Beauty Given By Grace


    This book brings to light the extraordinary visual legacy of this remarkable twentieth-century Japanese artist, Sadao Watanabe. Lavishly illustrated, half of the book features full page reproductions along with the passages from the Bible which inspired their creation. The rest of the book contains other works by Sadao Watanabe with essays by Sandra Bowden, I. John Hesselink, Makoto Fujimura, and John A. Kohan.

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  • If These Walls Could Talk


    Philadelphia’s community muralism movement is transforming the City of Brotherly Love into the Mural Capital of the World. This remarkable groundswell of public art includes some 2,800 wall-sized canvases-in ghettos and on schools, on mosques and in jails, in courthouses and along overpasses.

    In If These Walls Could Talk, Maureen O’Connell explores the theological and social significance of the movement. She calls attention to some of the most startling and powerful works it has produced and describes the narratives behind them. In doing so, O’Connell illustrates the ways that the arts can help us think about and work through the seemingly inescapable problems of urban poverty and arrive at responses that are both creative and effective.

    This is a book on American religion. It incorporates ethnography to explore faith communities that have used larger-than-life religious imagery to proclaim in unprecedented public ways their self-understandings, memories of the past, and visions of the future. It also examines the way this art functions in larger public discourse about problems facing every city in America.

    But If These Walls Could Talk is also theological text. It considers the theological implications of this most democratic expression of public art, mindful of the three components of every mural: the pieces themselves, those who create them, and those who interpret them. It illuminates a kind of beauty that seeks after social change or, in other words, the largely unexplored relationship between theological aesthetics and ethics.

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  • Early Christian Art And Architecture


    SKU (ISBN): 9780334026327Guntram KochBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2012SCM ClassicsPublisher: SCM Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Art Of The Saint Johns Bible 3


    This third volume in the series offers an invitation to experience the dramatic and beautiful illuminations of The Saint John’s Bible more deeply.

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  • Food Of Love


    This book is for people who love music and have a religious faith. It explores ways in which each of these dimensions of life can illuminate and strengthen the other.

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  • Letters And Revelation


    The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten, illuminated Bible to be commissioned by a Benedictine monastery since the printing press was invented 500 years ago.

    Letters and Revelation is the final volume of the entire monumental venture.

    It includes some of the most crucial works of all the Christian Scriptures. Donald Jackson’s artistic vision lends them a new life and vibrancy for modern readers.

    Vibrant illuminations include:
    At the Last Trumpet
    The Harrowing of Hell
    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
    Vision of the New Jerusalem
    The Great Amen

    Other masterful art includes special text treatments of important passages, stunning renderings of flora and fauna, and fascinating marginalia.

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  • Saint Johns Bible Seven Volume Set


    This lovely, accessible edition of The Saint John’s Bible from Liturgical Press offers the complete text and illuminations in a hardcover format with dust jackets. Perfect for exploring the text and illuminations and following the progress of the project.

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  • Techniques Of Icon And Wall Painting


    This is the most comprehensive book to date on the techniques of icon and wall painting. Illustrated with over 450 color photos and 180 drawings, it will be a source of pleasure and inspiration for the general reader as well as for the practicing icon painter.
    The book is more than just a technical manual; it sets artistic practice in the context of the Church’s spirituality and liturgy, with chapters on the theology and history of the icon, the role and symbolism of the iconostasis, and the principles behind the positioning of wall paintings within churches.
    The wealth of information in this book makes it an indispensible reference text, not only for iconographers but also for any painter working in egg tempera, fresco or secco. All the Necessary processes are covered, including the making and gessoing of wooden panels, gilding, preparing pigments, lime plastering and fresco, the various techniques for painting in tempera, right through photographing the finished artwork.

    Aidan Hart combines the vision of the contemplative with the skill of a gifted artist. For those many people for whom Icons are a door into the divine, there cannot be a better guide.
    -Dr. Richard Chartes
    Bishop of London

    An icon is visual theology, the Word of God. It can only be written in truth by one who seeks and loves this holy Word. Aidan Hart understands this to the depth.
    -Sister Wendy Beckett

    Aidan Hart has been a professional iconographer since 1984, working both as a painter in tempera and fresco, and as a carver in stone and wood. He studied iconography in Britain and Russia, and in Greece where he lived for a total of three years, mostly on Mount Athos. He has works in over seventeen countries, many of them in cathedrals. In 2009, he founded and continues to teach the Diploma in Icon and Wall Painting for The Prince’s School of Traditional Art in England.

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  • My First Art Sticker Book


    This fabulous book is full of famous works of art and plenty of chances to make pictures of your own, using the stickers provided.

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  • Images Of The Unseen


    This book investigates Western art from the Church’s perspective, revealing art’s sacramental principal: its innate power to make visible the invisible, to render ideas, such as hope, beauty, and the goodness of life, tangible.

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  • Art Coloring Book


    This book is full of pictures based on famous works of art for you to color.

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  • Art Of Guy Chase


    This book introduces the reader to the art of Guy Chase through a lavish amount of the artist’s work woven through with several essays discussing the theological, art historical, and aesthetic merits of that work.

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  • Scratch And Sketch At The Zoo


    Get your ticket to the zoo with this playful trace-along book. As you scratch away the white outlines of your favorite animals, from lions and tigers to bears and seals, watch them come to life in colorful patterns and glittery foil.

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  • Scratch And Sketch At The Beach


    Playful rhymes and by-the-sea sketches invite you to build sand castles, toss a Frisbee, fly a kite, and visit the ice cream truck. Discover seashore critters as you scratch and sketch pictures of fun at the beach!

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  • Libro Magico De Raspar Y Dibuj


    20 super-cool drawing and design projects, from hieroglyphics to superheroes to van Gogh. Includes punch-out, reusable stencils to use in your designs.
    Shrink wrapped with a wooden stylus for drawing on black-coated paper to reveal magnificent colors beneath. Includes 20 scratch off, 20 illustrated, and 20 sketch pages.
    Non-toxic. Potential eye irritant. Avoid-inhaling particles of scratch coating. Not for children under 5 years.

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  • I Can Draw Animals


    Develop the artistic talent in your child with the easy-to-follow I Can Draw Animals book. Sixteen step-by-step, detailed picture instructions teach your child how to draw delightful animal masterpieces that include a lion, cat, fish, bee, monkey, horse, dolphin, turtle, frog, rabbit, lizard, and more! For ages three and up.

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  • My Very First Art Book


    This fantastic book is filled with real works of art and lots of ideas to help you create artwork of your own. Follow simple step-by-step instructions and start drawing, painting, printing and making models.

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