Style and Content in Christian Art

By Jane Dillenberger

Style and Content in Christian Art

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  • ISBN: 9781597520706
  • Pages: 322
  • Publication Date: 1/25/2005
  • Retail Price: $33.00
Web Price: $26.40
Web Price: $26.40

Style and Content in Christian Art

By Jane Dillenberger

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781597520706
  • Pages: 322
  • Publication Date: 1/25/2005
  • Retail Price: $33.00
Web Price: $26.40

Endorsements & Reviews-

"A profound and sympathetic introduction to the scope of Christian art, it is written in language simple enough for the lay person, and its length is almost ideally suited to its purpose.... This work is sound from the standpoint of art history and criticism as well as Christian thought and understanding."

Liturgical Arts

"In 228 pages of lucid exposition, Mrs. Dillenberger presents an authoritative, yet untechnical, history of style in western art. Her time-span is Christian; her examples (all illustrated) are Christian in subject matter. Her analyses weigh subject and meaning (iconography) together with formal values (line, shape, mass, space, light and shade).... It is written for the intelligent, educated lay person seeking an understanding of art; it should appeal to Christian and non-Christian alike."

Religious Education

"The title is honest, the approach logical and effective. The author knows what she is doing, both artistically and theologically. Often grubby matters like iconography, form, composition and meaning in works of art are clearly and interestingly handled.... It is a model of commonsense lucidity."

Duke Divinity

Contributors-

Jane Dillenberger

Bio(s)-

Jane Dillenberger is an art historian whose teaching career has been in theological seminaries. She has also worked as a curator in museums and now lives in Berkeley, California, where she is Professor Emerita at The Graduate Theological Union.

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