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10 August 2007


Christian Art - preview

Elizabeth Fowler of Hertford & Hitchin MM reviews Rowena Loverance’s new book

Christian Art written by Rowena Loverance
  • Published by The British Museum Press, 2007
  • £20 ISBN‑13: 978‑0‑7141‑5053‑6;

    Utilising the resources of the British Museum, staff, collections and Merlin – the Museum's collections database – our Arts Editor and Friend, Rowena Loverance, has produced a scholarly and beautifully illustrated survey of Christian art through the centuries
  • The illustrations range from tiny ivories to mosaics, from papier mâché Mexican figures of the Dead to medals, from embroideries to statuary and paintings
  • Simply looking at these alone with the accompanying captions provide an survey of Christian art and incidentally a pretty comprehensive overview of Christian history and theology as well
  • The book is thematically arranged which sees the juxtapositioning of objects from different centuries and cultures, highlighting the diversity of the impact of Christianity on many different peoples and places
  • A list of sources for further reading, references for the illustrations, plus a careful and detailed index enable follow‑up and more research

  • Elizabeth Fowler

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