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  • Catholic Home Art Gallery


    The Catholic Church has a long and glorious history of sacred art. From the earliest etchings of Christian symbols on the walls of the catacombs to the exuberant works of the Baroque era, from the shared patrimony of iconography that links East with West to the monastic revival of the nineteenth century that gave us the St. Benedict medal, Catholic art is astonishing in its variety and diversity of styles.

    But for too many, Catholic art is viewed as something largely in the past. This collection emphatically says, “Not so!”

    This bound volume of eighteen works of sacred art by Catholic artists will convince you that the great artistic tradition of the Church is alive and well. Each work in this collection is printed on an 8″ x 10″ detachable page, so that the work may be removed and easily framed in your home.

    The nine artists represented here are Matthew Alderman, Neilson Carlin, Bernadette Carstensen, Matthew Conner, Gwyneth Thompson-Briggs, James Janknegt, Timothy Jones, Michael D. O’Brien, and Elizabeth Zelasko.

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  • Visible Image Of The Invisible God


    A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide to Russian icons — the “beating heart of the Christian East”

    Religious icons have been at the spiritual heart of the Christian East for nearly two thousand years. Their mysterious, peaceful quality and almost magnetic power can stop us in our tracks and draw our gaze, without us even knowing why. The sophisticated composition and symbolism of icons emphasize that their subjects are inhabitants of another, transcendent, world. They are not simply the art of the Christian East, but the expression and pulse of its spirituality. And on a personal level for many Christians of all backgrounds, icons are not only objects of admiration, but a deep wellspring of meditation, reflection, and veneration. A docent at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts, for many years, Dennis J. Sardella now offers an inviting guide to the most famous icons in the collection. This vibrantly illustrated book will:

    – Introduce you to icons and instill a desire for a deeper appreciation of them – Teach you about their origin, their historical evolution, their complex symbolic language, and their role in the spiritual and liturgical life of the Eastern Churches, both Orthodox and Catholic – Answer your questions about when and where the first icons were created – Show the physical and spiritual steps in their creation – Explain the different types of icons, the symbolism that is key to deciphering them, as well as their role in Eastern Christian spirituality and liturgy.

    Those who are knowledgeable about Russian icons and Byzantine icons, as well as newcomers, will find Visible Image of the Invisible God to be a treasured resource.

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  • Cultured Donuts : Take A Bite Out Of Art History


    Take a bite out of art history!

    Chloe Tyler explores the art styles of master artists from da Vinci to Basquiat in this tasty book for art lovers of all ages. Each pink frosted donut was created to show the techniques used by the artist and explore how artists have influenced each other over time. Every donut is paired with information about the artist, their art style, and what makes them unique. Includes tips on how to try recreating the art styles of each artist and a glossary with defined terms.

    This book is a reflection of the wide range of art techniques and styles Chloe has explored over the years, including acrylic and oil painting, charcoal drawing, mixed media, realism, abstract realism, portraiture, figure drawing, mural painting, character illustration, pattern making, printmaking, graphic design, animation, band art, event posters, and creative branding.

    Bon appetit!

    Featured artists:

    *da Vinci
    *van Gogh

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  • In The Kitchen Of Art


    Deeply learned, and with a style all his own, Marco Grassi is as at home with Duccio as he is with Norton Simon; Bronzino as with Bernard Berenson; a painting on his desk as with a Last Supper in Florence’s Basilica of Santa Croce. In the Kitchen of Art selects the art conservator and dealer’s most memorable contributions to The New Criterion over a span of nearly twenty years. Beginning with a previously unpublished memoir of his own Florentine upbringing, and continuing with in-depth critical discussions of the greats of Italian art along with recollections of the grandest collectors of the twentieth century, this book shows the art world in the round.

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  • Christian Art


    Explore the rich history and influence of Christian art from Antiquity to the present day.

    Michelle Brown traces the rich history of Christian art, crossing boundaries to explore how art has reflected and stimulated a response to the teachings of Christ, and to Christian thought and experience across the ages.

    Embracing much of the history of art in the West and parts of the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australasia, Michelle considers art of the earliest Christians to the modern day. Featuring articles by invited contributors on subjects including Icons; Renaissance Florence; Rubens and the Counter-Reformation; Religious Folk Art; Jewish Artists; Christian Themes; Making the St John’s Bible, and Christianity and Contemporary Art in North America, Christian Art is an ideal survey of the subject for all those interested in the world’s artistic heritage.

    – Comprehensive and authoritative text from the Early Christian period to the modern day
    – Wide international coverage
    – Feature articles on special subjects by a team of experts from around the world

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  • Teaching Art In The Primary Grades


    Everything needed to structure and teach an effective art program for grades one to three is made simple for the home-school parent or teacher.

    This step-by-step process for teaching art is perfect for home-school teachers or parents with limited art skills or time to create their own programs. This system of insight, responses to judgments, ideas, and feelings aligns with public school and state visual arts requirements.

    Teaching Art in the Primary Grades is designed to foster lifelong interest in the arts, provide a gauge of what can be expected of children at various ages and grade levels, and present a baseline for measuring growth and skill.

    Lesson plans with goals, objects, time frames, techniques, steps, illustrated examples, and assessment of growth are included.

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  • Christian Illustrations By Ralph Pallen Coleman


    Rapaco Corporation Title

    Ralph Pallen Coleman, as reflected in the illustrations, photographs and biography in this book, was a major American illustrator in the 20th century, who learned his skill as a boy growing up in Philadelphia, refined it while at the Philadelphia College of Art, then became a master over the 50 years he was a professional illustrator.

    The first phase of his professional career, from 1915 to 1942, was focused on illustrated American stories of that era, and were published in a variety of high-quality publications. The second phase of his career, from 1942 to 1968, shifted to illustrating the life of Jesus Christ and the Bible.

    While the first painting Ralph Pallen Coleman, Sr., ever sold was to the American Sunday School Union in 1915, and he sold a few other religious paintings throughout the 1920s and 1930s, his first major Christian painting was The Eternal Christ. The painting was done at the suggestion of the wife of the Minister of Ralph’s church, Grace Presbyterian Church, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, shortly after their son was killed during World War II. The painting was reproduced as a church bulletin and several million copies were distributed to both civilians and servicemen during the war. For many Americans the losses of friends and family during the war kindled a revived interest in their Christian faith.

    Ralph went on to paint over 400 Christian illustrations over the next two de cades. Many of his religious paintings were reproduced by different Christian denominations, and millions of Americans were familiar with his paintings during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

    In his later years, Ralph ventured beyond pure illustration to design a series of stained glass windows on the life of Christ for Grace Presbyterian Church. For more details about the artist, see his biography in Appendix I.

    Until the release of the Christian Illustrations by Ralph Pallen Coleman in the Fall of 2018, the last time any images of the artist were produced was the mid-1960s, so over 50 years.

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  • My Art Book Of Love


    A tender and wise ode to love, illustrated with an expertly curated selection of fine art for young children

    Art, like anything else, is only as meaningful and interesting as it is relatable. For toddlers and preschoolers, connecting their own experiences of love to those they see on the canvas allows them to truly engage with the material. 35 full-page artworks feature love in all its forms, accompanied by a brief and gentle read-aloud text. Each artwork’s title and artist’s name are included as secondary read-aloud text, for true integration of narrative and information. This stylishly compact art book is this first title in the My Art Book series, which suits lovey and artsy families alike!

    Ages 2-4

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  • How Catholic Art Saved The Faith


    More than 500 years after the Reformation, Elizabeth Lev shows how the Catholic Church responded to this turbulent age by finding an artistic voice to proclaim Truth through beauty. Exploring the works of Bernini, Caravaggio, Michelangelo and countless other Counter-Reformation artists, Dr. Lev shows how Catholic art in the 16th and 17th centuries was designed to confront challenges raised by the Reformation with soothing and persuasive voice of art.

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  • Byzantine Art Second Edition


    *The best single-volume introduction, tracing over 1500 years of Byzantine art, from the inauguration of Constantinople to the fall of the city to the Ottomans.

    *Combines enormous breadth of coverage with fascinating historical detail.

    *Covers all forms of Byzantine art, from icons and manuscripts to mosaics and wallpaintings.

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  • Redeeming Transcendence In The Arts


    How can the arts witness to the transcendence of the Christian God?
    It is widely believed that there is something transcendent about the arts, that they can awaken a profound sense of awe, wonder, and mystery, of something “beyond” this world. Many argue that this opens up fruitful opportunities for conversation with those who may have no use for conventional forms of Christianity.

    Jeremy Begbie-a leading voice on theology and the arts-in this book employs a biblical, trinitarian imagination to show how Christian involvement in the arts can (and should) be shaped by a vision of God’s transcendence revealed in the person of Jesus Christ. After critiquing some current writing on the subject, he goes on to offer rich resources to help readers engage constructively with the contemporary cultural moment even as they bear witness to the otherness and uncontainability of the triune God of love.

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  • Short Biography Of Pierre Auguste Renoir


    A Pocket-Sized Short Biography of Pierre-Auguste Renoir in an Elegant Hardcover Edition

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  • In The Beauty Of Holiness


    Beautifully illustrated work from an eminent authority on the Bible, art, and culture

    Beauty is a highly significant subject in the Bible. So is holiness. In this study of Christian fine art David Lyle Jeffrey explores the relationship between beauty and holiness as he integrates aesthetic perspectives from the ancient Hebrew Scriptures through Augustine, Aquinas, and Kant down to contemporary philosophers of art.

    Incorporating sample artworks ranging from the Roman catacombs to Marc Chagall, Jeffrey demonstrates that the Bible has consistently been the most profound and productive resource for the visual arts in the West. He contextualizes Western European art from the second century through the twenty-first in relation not only to the biblical narrative but also to liturgy and historical theology.

    Lavishly illustrated with more than one hundred masterworks, In the Beauty of Holiness is ideally suited to students of Christian fine art and to general readers wanting to better understand the story of Christian art through the centuries.

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  • Act One : Everything And The Kitchen Sink


    In Act One: Everything and the Kitchen Sink, you or your students will be introduced to an acting technique called “The Kitchen Sink Method.” You will learn character development through the sensory recalls of sight, sound, taste, touch, smell, and spirit. This curriculum will cover the basics of theatre like blocking and stage terminology, as well as the importance of observational skills, pantomime, voice control, accents, body language and audition tips. There will be fun improvisation games, acting exercises and homework assignments along the way designed to encourage you or your students to step outside of their acting “comfort zone” or bubble.

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  • Christ In The Wilderness


    In this attractive illustrated book, Stephen Cottrell reflects on five of the Christ in the Wilderness paintings, and reveals them to be a rich source of spiritual wisdom and nourishment. He invites us to slow down and enter into the stillness of Stanley Spencer’s vision. By dwelling in the wilderness of these evocative portraits, Stephen Cottrell encourages us to refine our own discipleship and learn again what it means to follow Christ.

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  • Posh Art Of The Dot


    A form of drawing practiced in southern India, kolams are geometrical line drawings composed of curved loops and straight lines, drawn around or over a grid pattern of dots. Art lovers can follow step-by-step guides as they work their way through beginner, intermediate, and advanced designs. Each completed kolam is a gorgeous geometric marvel that can be colored in and decorated. With an introduction from anthropologist and kolam specialist, Anna Laine, this original book will help readers become experts themselves.

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  • Contemporary Art And The Church


    The church and the contemporary art world often find themselves in an uneasy relationship in which misunderstanding and mistrust abound. On one hand, the leaders of local congregations, seminaries, and other Christian ministries often don’t know what to make of works by contemporary artists. Not only are these artists mostly unknown to church leaders, they and their work often lead them to regard the world of contemporary art with indifference, frustration, or even disdain. On the other hand, many artists lack any meaningful experience with the contemporary church and are mostly ignorant of its mission. Not infrequently, these artists regard religion as irrelevant to their work, are disinclined to trust the church and its leaders, and have experienced personal rejection from these communities. In response to this situation, the 2015 biennial conference of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) facilitated a conversation between these two worlds. The present volume gathers together essays and reflections by artists, theologians, and church leaders as they sought to explore misperceptions, create a hospitable space to learn from each other, and imagine the possibility of a renewed and mutually fruitful relationship. Contemporary Art and the Church seeks common ground for the common good of both the church and the contemporary art world.

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  • Short Biography Of Louis Comfort Tiffany


    A Pocket-Sized Short Biography of Louis Comfort Tiffany in an Elegant Hardcover Edition

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  • Short Biography Of Frida Kahlo


    A Pocket-Sized Short Biography of Frida Kahlo in an Elegant Hardcover Edition

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  • Short Biography Of Edgar Degas


    A Pocket-Sized Short Biography of Edgar Degas in an Elegant Hardcover Edition

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  • Short Biography Of John Singer Sargent


    A Pocket-Sized Short Biography of John Singer Sargent in an Elegant Hardcover Edition

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  • Short Biography Of Mary Cassatt


    A Pocket-Sized Short Biography of Mary Cassatt in an Elegant Hardcover Edition

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  • Culture Care : Reconnecting With Beauty For Our Common Life


    Foreword By Mark Labberton
    1. On Becoming Generative
    2. Culture Care Defined
    3. Black River, Cracked Lands
    4. From Culture Wars To A Common Life
    5. Soul Care
    6. Beauty As Food For The Soul
    7. Leadership From The Margins
    8. “Tell ’em About The Dream!”
    9. Two Lives At The Margins
    10. Our Calling In The Starry Night
    11. Opening The Gates
    12. Cultivating Cultural Soil
    13. Cultural Estuaries
    14. Custodians Of Culture Care
    15. Business Care
    16. Practical Advice For Artists
    17. Tilling Our Cultural Soil In The Age Of Anxiety
    18. New Vocabularies, New Stories
    19. What If?
    A Gratuitous Postscript
    Discussion Guide

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    Culture is not a territory to be won or lost but a resource we are called to steward with care. Culture is a garden to be cultivated. Many bemoan the decay of culture. But we all have a responsibility to care for culture, to nurture it in ways that help people thrive. In Culture Care artist Makoto Fujimura issues a call to cultural stewardship, in which we become generative and feed our culture’s soul with beauty, creativity, and generosity. We serve others as cultural custodians of the future. This is a book for artists, but artists come in many forms. Anyone with a calling to create-from visual artists, musicians, writers, and actors to entrepreneurs, pastors, and business professionals-will resonate with its message. This book is for anyone with a desire or an artistic gift to reach across boundaries with understanding, reconciliation, and healing. It is a book for anyone with a passion for the arts, for supporters of the arts, and for “creative catalysts” who understand how much the culture we all share affects human thriving today and shapes the generations to come. Culture Care includes a study guide for individual reflection or group discussion.

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  • Color Me A Memory


    “Color Me a Memory” is a collection of paintings by residents in the Terrace, an Alzheimer’s unit in Pinecrest Community Retirement Home. This story of the creation of this exceptional program will encourage other agencies working with Memory Care residents and patients. “Color Me a Memory” has the art work of a dozen or more residents who have the support of family, staff and others. “I remember better when I paint.” Those words from a story about painting while stricken with Alzheimer’s were just part of the inspiration behind “Color Me A Memory,” a memory-enhancing watercolor painting communications program designed specifically for Pinecrest Terrace, a pioneer in elder and memory care in Northwest Illinois, at Pinecrest Community. The Color Me a Memory odyssey began when Pinecrest Terrace Memory Care Community Coordinator Michelle Brown visited her grandmother at a Kansas nursing home years ago. Michelle witnessed a remarkable, powerful, yet simple program in action. The residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia were painting. And they were enjoying it. And they were remembering. Michelle wanted that for Pinecrest. So when asked what kind of grant money she could use for her department, watercolor painting money was requested. Ultimately, Pinecrest did more than provide a canvas and supplies. With the help of Northern Illinois University Associate Professor Jamie Mayer, Ph.D., Pinecrest developed a scientific study to share with stakeholders who wanted to know if the program “really worked” – i.e., if it not only helped residents remember, but if it also relieved stress caused by their disease. What we learned was remarkable. Why is “Color Me a Memory” important? Over the next 25 years, more than 28 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s disease, and the cost of care will consume nearly 25 percent of Medicare spending. By 2020, caring for those stricken with Alzheimer’s will cost nearly $12 billion, about 2.1 percent of total Medicare spending. By 2040, the projected costs will have increased to $328 billion, consuming nearly 24.2 percent of Medicare spending. For decades, Pinecrest has been a leader in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Our caregivers were early adopters of a person-centered dementia care philosophy, a holistic approach that addresses mind, body, and spirit to ensure personalized care. Person-centered care focuses on the individual and their strengths and abilities rather than the condition and abilities lost. Color Me a Memory is m

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  • Imagine : A Vision For Christians In The Arts (Expanded)


    Imagine art that is risky, complex, and subtle. Imagine music, movies, books, and paintings of the highest quality. Imagine art that permeates society, challenging conventional thinking and standard morals to their core. Imagine that it is all created by Christians! This is the bold vision of Steve Turner, who has worked among a wide variety of artists for decades. He believes Christians should confront society and the church using art’s powerful impact. Art can faithfully chronicle the lives of ordinary people and express the transcendence of God. And Christians should be involved in every level of the art world and in every medium. In this revised and expanded edition of a contemporary classic, Turner builds a compelling case for Christians in the arts. If Jesus is Lord of all of life and creation, then art is part of his cultural mandate. It can and should be a way of expressing faith through creatively, beautifully and truthfully arranged words, sounds, and sights.

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  • Faithful Artist : A Vision For Evangelicalism And The Arts


    Drawing upon his experiences as both a Christian and an artist, Cameron Anderson traces the relationship between the evangelical church and modern art in postwar America. While acknowledging the tensions between faith and visual art, he eschews the notion of a final rift, instead casting a vision for serious, faithful engagement with the arts.

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  • Artists Painting Techniques


    Artist’s Painting Techniques is your practical guide to learning how to bring out your inner artist with a wide range of painting styles, whether you want to learn how to use acrylics, watercolors, or oil paints.

    With progression in mind, this master class will teach you the basic principles of painting and then inspire you to move on to new challenges and create masterpieces of your own. It explains which tools, materials, and methods should be used along the way, but lets you develop your artistic skills on your own terms rather than providing a series of steps to be followed.

    Whether you are a beginner wanting to take up a new hobby or an experienced artist who wants to expand your horizons and learn new styles, Artist’s Painting Techniques will set you on your path to creativity.

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  • Exact Likeness : The Portraits Of John Wesley


    Faces are more than a montage of organs that see, breathe, speak, hear, eat, sing, smell, and yell. As Josephine Tey points out in her mystery novel, The Daughter of Time, the slant of an eyebrow, the set of a mouth, the look of the eye, the firmness of a chin, often can provide evidence of character that is as telling as a report card or a police blotter. Those features depicted on portraits of individuals can be equally telling of the person’s inner nature or perhaps of what the artist thinks (or wants the viewer to think) about the person being portrayed. Sometimes a portrait might be even more useful than a biography. While examining these portraits, the author considers three questions: what was Wesley’s attitude toward the portrait (if any), how did the public respond to these portrayals, and what was the artist attempting to convey? This book focuses on the main portraits and their derivatives, looking at them within the three main categories that developed over the years: Oxford don, Methodist preacher, and notable person. Although these types seemed to arise in chronological order, there is some overlap between categories, especially toward the end of Wesley’s life and beyond.

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  • Actor As Fire And Cloud


    There are two journeys in front of you. Both can lead to success, but only one can lead to purposeful fulfillment. The Actor as Fire and Cloud references Christian and secular thought as well as master teachers of this century and the past to unlock universal ideas about the acting craft. As such, it is a book with universal appeal and application.

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  • Little Bit Of Dirt


    Dandelion Bubbles, Rain Drums, Seed Bomb Lollipops and more!

    Bursting with creative hands-on outdoor science and art activities, A Little Bit of Dirt is full of motivation to get outside and explore. Whether you’re investigating the health of your local stream, making beautiful acrylic sunprints with leaves and flowers, running an experiment with your backyard birds, or concocting nature potions, you’ll be fostering an important connection with nature. The engaging activities encourage the use of the senses and imagination and are perfect for all ages. Discover more about the natural world waiting just outside your door!

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  • Keramion Lost And Found


    The Shroud of Turin, the traditional burial cloth of Jesus Christ, is either authentic, or not. If authentic, physical evidence is needed to further confirm its historical and documentary account. The Keramion, Lost and Found chronicles the discovery of a small mosaic which does just that. Come along on this quest with a former FBI Special Agent, and his intrepid guide, who conducted the intriguing investigation firsthand and onsite.

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  • God Save Africa


    Jill Parris
    Stories of 25 South Africans are woven into a modern fable. People were asked to answer the simple question Is it better now than under Apartheid? Personal stories are woven into one focused on the man in the streets view of the current strengths and weaknesses of South Africa, and how a hopeful future for all South Africans can be built.

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  • Heavens Angels


    Biblio Publishing
    Heaven’s Angels Author, Carrie Magalski and world-renowned angel artist, Dona Gelsinger, present an exciting glimpse into the world of angels. Based on the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas’ best-known work, The Summa Theologica, this book will express these foundational truths of the angelic choirs in a visual and compelling way for all readers to understand. Archangel Uriel, who is referenced in the apocryphal texts of the Bible and revered in early and modern Eastern Christianity, takes the reader on this journey through creation, and explains the missions of the angelic choirs as they pertain to the universe and mankind. He also inspires us with an insight that can only be perceived without the boundaries of space or time. This book will pique the interest of all ages while the artwork will inspire the minds of the reader to search deeper on their path of truth.

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  • Art Of Empire


    In recent years, art historians such as Johannes Deckers (Picturing the Bible, 2009) have argued for a significant transition in fourth- and fifth-century images of Jesus following the conversion of Constantine. Broadly speaking, they perceive the image of a peaceful, benevolent shepherd transformed into a powerful, enthroned Jesus, mimicking and mirroring the dominance and authority of the emperor. The powers of church and state are thus conveniently synthesized in such a potent image. This deeply rooted position assumes that ante-pacem images of Jesus were uniformly humble while post-Constantinian images exuded the grandeur of power and glory.

    The Art of Empire contends that the art and imagery of Late Antiquity merits a more nuanced understanding of the context of the imperial period before and after Constantine. The chapters in this collection each treat an aspect of the relationship between early Christian art and the rituals, practices, or imagery of the Empire, and offer a new and fresh perspective on the development of Christian art in its imperial background.

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  • Eyes To See


    Written by a Protestant for a non-Orthodox readership

    * Includes full-color images of eight icons

    * Strong potential for group study

    Eyes to See: The Redemptive Purpose of Icons offers the discovery of life-giving
    spiritual insights found through learning to read the language of religious icons. Written
    especially for those whose traditions have not included icons, this book introduces eight
    icons written (painted) by the author. Historical notes, explanation of symbolism, related
    scriptures for interpretation, and a reflection for each icon deepens understanding and
    appreciation for the ancient holy images of the Church.
    The book is eight chapters in length, each describing one of the eight full-color icon
    plates in the insert.

    For individuals and study groups, plus those with interests in iconography.

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  • Spiritual Heritage In Glass


    Aside from playing a rich part in the nation’s history, Geary County takes no small pride in the tradition of stained-glass use among its well-renowned religious buildings, along with the proofs of faith interwoven in the stories that went with them. St. Mary’s Chapel, for instance, features a long standing Gothic architecture, with exquisite works of arts depicting the central messages of Christianity. Noticeable, of course, are the prominent use of stained-glass windows throughout the chapel, helping accentuate the overall air of sanctity and feeling of sanctuary for the churchgoers. Apart from the interesting tales about the buildings themselves, LeRoy incorporates interesting historical pieces that should intrigue the readers about the subjects found in those sacred sites.

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  • Christ : The Miracle Worker In Early Christian Art


    1. Introduction
    2. Healing, Miracle, And Magic In Non-Christian Sources
    3. Healing And Miracles In Early Christian Writings
    4. Images Of Christ Healing
    5. Images Of Christ Rasing The Dead
    6. The Nature Miracles Of Christ
    7. The Staff Of Jesus
    8. Conclusion
    Appendix Of Images

    Additional Info
    Artistic representations were of significant value to early Christian communities. In Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art, Lee Jefferson argues that images provided visual representations of vital religious and theological truths crucial to the faithful and projected concepts beyond the limitations of the written and spoken word. Images of Christ performing miracles or healings functioned as advertisements for Christianity and illustrated the nature of Christ. Using these images of Christ, Jefferson examines the power of art, its role in fostering devotion, and the deep connection between art and its elucidation of pivotal theological claims.

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  • Shadow Painter : A Practical Handbook For Prophetic Christian Art


    Many Christian artists from every denomination listen to the Lord and create art, music or writings from what God reveals to them. Some receive a message from the Bible, from a sermon, or even just “a knowing” what to write or create. Some have dreams from God, or see images in visions. Artists, sculptors, writers, dancers, musicians and other types of artists are incorporating revelation from God into their Christian art. We call these individuals “Prophetic Artists.” SHADOW PAINTER is an instructional handbook for prophetic Christian artists to help them grow in their calling. This handbook includes the 33 categories of prophetic art. It contains exercises and Bible Studies for individuals and groups. The author writes from a visual art perspective, however, whatever type of artist you are, this book will help you grow in your calling as a Christian prophetic artist. SHADOW PAINTER explains the mission of Bezalel, the first person in the Bible who was spirit-filled. He was a craftsman and an artist who released a shadow or a picture of the heavenly tabernacle, and made its copy on the earth. His assignment gives prophetic artists guidance in their calling. SHADOW PAINTER also discusses supernatural wisdom, creativity, godly imagination, and revelation. It covers important spiritual principles relating to the supernatural ways of God that every prophetic artist should know about. SHADOW PAINTER also gives guidance in creating small arts groups, as well as instruction for living as a prophetic artist. This handbook encourages ways to take back the arts and how to intercede regarding the arts. If you hunger for God and you want to use your creative gifts for Him, this book will support you in your quest. It will also help guide the beginner in learning to hear from the Lord. God is rising up gifted individuals who are surrendered to hearing His voice and releasing His messages through the arts. If this is your calling, boldly go forward and develop your abilities. SHADOW PAINTER is a useful tool in fulfilling your mission. SHADOW PAINTER includes 46 black and white photos of artwork. Please leave reviews!

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  • Marriage Of Heaven And Hell


    This vivid facsimile of Blake’s romantic and revolutionary publication offers a concise expression of his essential wisdom and philosophy. His distinctive hand-lettered text is accompanied by 27 color plates of his stirring illustrations.

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  • Rime Of The Ancient Mariner


    Dore’s engravings for The Rime are considered by many to be his greatest work. The terrifying space of the open sea, the storms and whirlpools of an unknown ocean, the hot equatorial seas swarming with monsters, the ice of Antarctica, more – are all rendered in a powerful manner. Full text and 38 plates.

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  • Draw 50 Birds


    Targeted at young aspiring artists seeking to develop their technical skills and build a repertoire of subjects, particularly animals. Acclaimed author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw dozens of the most beautiful and fascinating birds from around the world with a comprehensive, step-by-step approach. His distinctive drawing method has proven to be successful for children and adults alike over the past 40 years, and has shown artists, from the beginner to advanced levels, how to draw everything from animals to airplanes. The revised Draw 50 series gives an old favorite an exciting, new look.

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  • Art Of Faith


    Have you stood in front of a painting and thought, What does this mean?

    The Art of Faith answers this question again and again, with insight, wit, and verve, providing a thorough reference to Christian art through the centuries. Practical and easy to read, this book unfolds the ancient world of Christian images for believers who want to enrich their faith, college students studying art history, and travelers to religious sites. With this book in hand, you can visit museums, churches, or other sacred places and identify a work of art’s style and meaning. Or even explore the signs and symbols of your local church.

    Whatever your relationship to art or Christianity, open this book when you’re curious about a painting, sculpture, symbol, or other sacred work. It will answer your questions about The Art of Faith.

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  • Early Christian Art And Architecture


    SKU (ISBN): 9780334026327ISBN10: 0334026326Guntram KochBinding: Trade PaperPublished: June 2012SCM ClassicsPublisher: SCM Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Scratch And Sketch At The Zoo


    Get your ticket to the zoo with this playful trace-along book. As you scratch away the white outlines of your favorite animals, from lions and tigers to bears and seals, watch them come to life in colorful patterns and glittery foil.

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  • Authentication Of Rembrandts Titus F 1655


    The work and study of authenticating a piece of art is a most satisfying effort and hopefully there will be people in the study of art and becoming an artist, that will be able to put their efforts and study in the direction of authenticating art. I hope that my story, “The Authentication of Rembrandt’s Titus F 1655”, will help students to look into other avenues to follow in the field of art.

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  • Authentication Of Rembrandts Titus F 1655


    The work and study of authenticating a piece of art is a most satisfying effort and hopefully there will be people in the study of art and becoming an artist, that will be able to put their efforts and study in the direction of authenticating art. I hope that my story, “The Authentication of Rembrandt’s Titus F 1655”, will help students to look into other avenues to follow in the field of art.

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  • Drawing Pad : Available From Anchor


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    This generously sized drawing pad provides a clean sheet for every creative whim. Premium white bond paper is ideal for pencils, crayons, markers, chalk, watercolor or poster paints.

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  • Scratch And Sketch Things That Go


    On your mark! Get set! Trace! Use the wooden stylus to trace simple sketches of 20 planes, trains, trucks, and other things that go! As you scratch away the black coating, glittery and colorful patterns emerge like magic! Scratch & Sketch Things That Go! Art Activity Book features: Wooden stylus for drawing on black-coated paper to reveal glittering, gleaming colors beneath. Wire-o bound hardcover binding. 20 scratch-off, 20 illustrated, and 20 sketch pages. Ages 5 and up. 6-3/8” wide x 8-1/2” high. Non-toxic. Potential eye irritant. Avoid inhaling particles of scratch coating. Not for children under 5 years. Meets all applicable safety standards.

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  • Scratch And Sketch Furry Friends


    Easy Trace-Along book allows younger artists (5 and up) to use the wooden drawing tool enclosed to trace the outlines of puppies, kittens, ponies, and more that appear on black-coated scratch art pages. Kids will be delighted to see furry friends come alive in swirls of colors and glittery foil! They can also use the sketch pages in the back to draw their own pictures of favorite animal friends. Ages 5 and up. “Furry Friends” Scratch & Sketch Art Activity Book includes: Wooden stylus for drawing on black-coated paper to reveal glittering, gleaming colors beneath. Wire-o bound hardcover binding. 20 scratch-off, 20 illustrated, and 20 sketch pages. 6-3/8” wide x 8-1/2” high. Non-toxic: Potential eye irritant. Avoid inhaling particles of scratch coating. Not for children under 5 years. Meets all applicable safety standards.

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  • Love Romantic Images From The Past


    Over 60 images relating to the subject of Love in a full-color paperback. Part of Applewood’s Pictorial America series, the book features images drawn from historical sources and includes prints, paintings, illustrations, and photographs. This beautiful book would make a loving gift for someone special.

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