Saints in Art and History
- The lives of 150 saints presented in chronological order, from the family of Jesus to Mother Teresa
- Illustrated not only with fine art, but also with popular imagery
- Numerous special features, including a map showing where the saints are venerated (on six continents!) and a visual dictionary of their attributes
- A quality gift for Christmas, Easter, or any other occasion - at once more substantive and more beautiful than other illustrated books of saints
A book of saints at once beautiful and profound.
Saints in Art and History presents the lives of some 150 saints in chronological order, from the family of Jesus and the early Christian martyrs, to the founders of the great religious orders, to modern holy figures like Mother Teresa. This arrangement reveals the tremendous impact that the saints have had on the history of the Catholic faith, and on world history. The lives of the saints are illustrated not only with works of great art - by Memling, Raphael, and Bernini, among many others - but also by popular images, such as folk carvings and votive postcards.
A thoughtful introduction explores the nature of sainthood, the role of saints in Catholicism, and the significance of their images. Other special features include a visual dictionary of the saints' attributes, and a map showing the patron saints of the nations of the world. This attractive volume is at once a valuable resource for art historians and other scholars, and a splendid gift for Easter or any occasion.
- Abbeville Press
- Publish date
- 26th Oct 2021
- World excluding USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia and New Zealand
- 254 mm x 178 mm
- 512 Pages
- 260 color, 150 b&w