CHRISTIAN ICONOGRAPHY - 1st 1965 - RELIGIOUS ART SYMBOLISM MIDDLE AGES
CHRISTIAN ICONOGRAPHY: THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN ART IN THE MIDDLE AGES
Book Details + Condition: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co (New York). First modern reprint edition, 1965 (originally printed in 1851). By Alphonse Napoleon Didron. Complete 2-volume hardcover set. Vol I: 508 pp; Vol II: 452 pp. For both volumes: Firm binding; light shelf wear to boards; interior is clean and free of markings, save owner info to ffep. Dust jackets show normal aging and wear, mainly at edges; they retain the original prices.
The books provide a comprehensive introduction to the history of Christian art in the Middle Ages. Respected 19th-century French art historian Adolpe Napoleon Didron takes readers through the essential points of iconography and Christian art during this period. Didron covers depictions of Jesus, the Cross, and the Holy Spirit, and then discusses the iconography of angels, devils, the soul, and much more. The text unpacks particular artistic elements and their development through time, and gives readers introduction to major artists, events, and movements crucial in the history of Christian art during the Middle Ages. Readers are offered an opportunity to more fully understand the rich history, tradition, and symbolism of religious art found in churches, museums, or other historical and cultural references. With ample illustrations and a helpful index to these illustrations, this text is a valuable resource for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of iconography.