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George, Kenneth M. - Picturing Islam: Art and Ethics in a Muslim Lifeworld, e-bok

Picturing Islam: Art and Ethics in a Muslim Lifeworld

George, Kenneth M.


Picturing Islam: Art and Ethics in a Muslim Lifeworld explores issues of religion, nationalism, ethnicity, and globalization through the life and work of the prominent contemporary Indonesian artist Abdul Djalil Pirous.
· Presents a unique addition to the anthropology of art and

Carl, Klaus H. - Franz Marc, e-bok

Franz Marc

Carl, Klaus H.


Condemned by the Nazis as a degenerate artist, Franz Marc (1880-1916) was a German painter whose stark linearity and emotive use of color eloquently expressed the pain and trauma of war. In work such as his celebrated Fate of the Animals, Marc created a raw emotional expression of primitive

McGrath, Alister E. - A Brief History of Heaven, e-bok

A Brief History of Heaven

McGrath, Alister E.


Draws together representations of heaven by a wide range of writers, theologians, politicians and artists. Covers literary works such as Dante's Divine Comedy, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, and the poems of George Herbert. Considers discussions by Marx and Freud of

Langston, Scott M. - Exodus Through the Centuries, e-bok

Exodus Through the Centuries

Langston, Scott M.


Discusses the works of current and past poets, musicians, film-makers, authors and artists influenced by Exodus. Addresses uses of Exodus related to American and European history such as the Glorious Revolution, colonialism, the American Revolution, Civil War, Civil

Kovacs, Judith - Revelation: The Apocalypse of Jesus Christ, e-bok

Revelation: The Apocalypse of Jesus Christ

Kovacs, Judith


Considers the book's effects on writers, artists, musicians, political figures, visionaries, and others, including Dante, Hildegard of Bingen, Milton, Newton, the English Civil war radicals, Turner, Blake, Handel, and Franz Schmidt. Provides access to material not

Tickle, Phyllis A. - Greed : The Seven Deadly Sins, e-bok

Greed : The Seven Deadly Sins

Tickle, Phyllis A.


Looking at such works as the Psychomachia, or "Soul Battle" of the fifth-century poet Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, the paintings of Peter Bruegel and Hieronymous Bosch, the 1987 film Wall Street, and the contemporary Italian artist Mario Donizetti, Tickle shows how

Sawyer, John F. A. - Isaiah Through the Centuries, e-bok

Isaiah Through the Centuries

Sawyer, John F. A.


Uses reception history to study the renowned prophet Provides a historical context for every use or interpretation discussed Offers essential background information on authors, artists, musicians, etc. in its glossary and biographies Minimizes historical details in