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    The Image of Christ: Catalogue of the Exhibition "Seeing Salvation" (National Gallery London) (Paperback) Edited by Gabriele Finaldi, Introduction by Neil MacGregor, Contributions by Susanna Avery-Quash, Contributions by Xavier Bray, Contributions by Erika Langmuir, Contributions by Neil McGregor, Contributions by Alexander Sturgis

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    DescriptionRather than presenting a life of Christ in art, this beautiful book explores the challenges facing artists when representing Jesus - God who became a man. It traces how the image of Christ that we recognize today evolved over two millennia, from the earliest metaphorical symbols of the Shepherd, the Lamb, and the Vine to the emergence of a 'true likeness'. The book elegantly describes how artists have conveyed the paradox of Christ's dual nature - human and divine, weak and powerful - in portrayals of his infancy, and it also shows how images of his suffering convey a cosmic, as well as personal, significance. The moments of Christ's life become, through art, archetypes of all human experience: Christ nursed by the Virgin expresses the feelings of love every mother has for her child; Christ mocked is innocence beset by violence. A reissue of a successful book (first published in 2000), "The Image of Christ" is an essential volume for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of European art, in which Christian subjects have featured so prominently.


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    Title
    The Image of Christ
    Subtitle
    Catalogue of the Exhibition "Seeing Salvation"
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Gabriele Finaldi, Introduction by Neil MacGregor, Contributions by Susanna Avery-Quash, Contributions by Xavier Bray, Contributions by Erika Langmuir, Contributions by Neil McGregor, Contributions by Alexander Sturgis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 248 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 960 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781857092929
    ISBN 10: 1857092929
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HRC
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGR
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25820
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A13120000
    BISAC V2.8: ART050000
    BIC subject category V2: ACB
    DC22: 704.9/4853, 704.94853
    DC21: 704.94853
    BISAC V2.8: ART035000
    LC classification: N8050 .F485 2000
    Thema V1.0: QRM, AGA, AGR
    Edition
    Illustrated
    Edition statement
    Illustrated
    Illustrations note
    182 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    National Gallery Company Ltd
    Imprint name
    National Gallery Company Ltd
    Publication date
    25 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Gabriele Finaldi is deputy director of the Prado Museum, Madrid, and a former curator at the National Gallery, London. Neil MacGregor is director of the British Museum and former director of the National Gallery, London. Susanna Avery-Quash is research curator in the History of Collecting at the National Gallery, London. Xavier Bray is chief curator at Dulwich Picture Gallery and a former curator at the National Gallery, London. Erika Langmuir is former head of education at the National Gallery, London. Alexander Sturgis is director of The Holburne Museum of Art, Bath, UK.
    Review quote
    "Engaging . . . a novel approach to [a] seemingly familiar subject . . . insightful."--Jeremy W. H. Arnold, "Religious Studies Review" --Jeremy W. H. Arnold "Religious Studies Review "