A Closer Look : Saints (PB)
Special Offer: Buy any 2 books from the "A Closer Look" series for only £15. View the Series here
A Closer Look: Saints explains, through the National Gallery's comprehensive collection of religious images, the significance of saints and their role in the history of European painting. Erika Langmuir describes how saints became part of the institutions of the Christian church, the different types of saints, and the increasing importance of saintly relics in the Middle Ages.
Explaining the way in which saints were created - the process of canonisation and the promotion of candidates by religious orders, A Closer Look: Saints also provides an introduction to a wide variety of personalities, from the ambiguous penitent Mary Magdalen and the obscure martyrs venerated only by the cities of which they were protectors, to internationally celebrated figures whose sermons and deeds are well documented, such as Saint Jerome or Saint Francis of Assisi.
Saints may be familiar figures in religious paintings, even to non-Christians, but A Closer Look: Saints explains in an authoritative yet accessible style the many ways in which they once played a part in religious practice and in the lives of individuals and communities.View spreads of this book (2 MB PDF)
|publisher||National Gallery Company|
|Dimensions||210 X 148 mm|
UK Standard Delivery
Delivery within 10 days with Royal Mail 48. More information on delivery
Delivery within 15 days. More information on delivery
UK Express - Signed Delivery
Delivery within 5 days. More information on delivery
Free Click & Collect
Buy online and collect in-store. Simple and convenient. More information on Click & Collect
We hope that you will love everything you buy from us, however, if you're not completely happy with your order you can return it to us within 14 days of receipt.
Exceptions apply to made-to-order products. More information on Returns & Refunds
Email when in stock
Please enter your email address below and we will contact you when it comes back in stock.
We will send you an email when this product arrives in stock.