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Saints in Art and History

Saints in Art and History

By (author) Fernando Lanzi
By (author) Gioia Lanzi

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Publishing 15th Mar 2022
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    • 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
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    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.

    About the Author

    Fernando Lanzi is a member of the Commission on Sacred Art and of the Institute for the History of the Church of the Diocese of Bologna. Together with Gioia Lanzi, he is the co-founder and director of the Centro Studi per la Cultura Popolare, which since 1976 has studied the expression of the sacred in all forms, such as sacred images, sanctuaries, pilgrimages, processions, creches, feasts, and music.

    Gioia M. G. Lanzi is professor of Sacred Art at the Philosophical Dominican Studium in Bologna, which is associated with the Papal University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Together with Fernando Lanzi, she is the co-founder and director of the Centro Studi per la Cultura Popolare, which since 1976 has studied the expression of the sacred in all forms, such as sacred images, pilgrimages, and processions.

    Specifications
    Publisher
    Abbeville Press
    ISBN
    9780789213266
    Publish date
    15th Mar 2022
    Binding
    Hardback
    Territory
    World excluding USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia and New Zealand
    Size
    254 mm x 178 mm
    Pages
    576 Pages
    Illustrations
    260 color, 150 b&w
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