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  • Life Between Islands

    $40.00

    The first major publication with a focus on contemporary art that reflects on a pre- and post-Windrush Caribbean/British movement

    This fascinating book traces the connection between Britain and the Caribbean in the visual arts from the 1950s to today, a social and cultural history more often told through literature or popular music. With its multi-generational perspective, it reveals that the Caribbean connection in British art is one of the richest facets of art in Britain since the Second World War, and is a lens through which to understand the Caribbean diasporic experience in all its social, cultural, psychological, and political complexities across generations.

    Features over 40 artists, including Aubrey Williams, Donald Locke, Horace Ove, Sonia Boyce, Claudette Johnson, Peter Doig, Hurvin Anderson, Grace Wales Bonner, and Alberta Whittle.

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  • God In The Modern Wing

    $30.00

    Should Christians even bother with the modern wing at the art museum? After all, modern art and artists are often caricatured as rabidly opposed to God, the church-indeed, to faith of any kind. But is that all there is to the story?

    In this Studies in Theology and the Arts volume, coeditors Cameron J. Anderson and G. Walter Hansen gather the reflections of artists, art historians, and theologians who collectively offer a more complicated narrative of the history of modern art and its place in the Christian life. Here, readers will find insights on the work and faith of artists including Marc Chagall, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, and more.

    For those willing to look with eyes of faith, they may just find that God is present in the modern wing too.

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  • In The Kitchen Of Art

    $18.95

    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 Beginning with a previously unpublished memoir of his own Florentine upbringing, and continuing with in-depth critical discussions of the greats of Italian art along with recollections of the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

    $34.99

    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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  • Art And Prayer

    $29.99

    Prayer is natural for human beings, a spontaneous impulse common in all people. Yet, beyond instinct, there is a kind of prayer that’s conscious and articulate, that we have to be taught. There is an “art of prayer,” when faith and prayer become creative responses by which creatures made in the image and likeness of the Creator relate to him with help of the imagination. Timothy Verdon explores these essential interactions in this magnificent book. Richly illustrated, Monsignor Verdon explains that images work in believers as tools that teach them how to turn to God. Art and Prayer explores these interactions in detail, demonstrating that prayer can become a fruit of the sanctified imagination – a way of beauty and turning to God.

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  • Teaching Art In The Primary Grades

    $24.99

    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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  • My Art Book Of Love

    $16.95

    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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  • Christian Illustrations By Ralph Pallen Coleman

    $24.99

    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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  • Art : The Definitive Visual Guide

    $50.00

    Discover the history of art movements from classical Greek art to the Italian Renaissance, the pre-raphaelites, and the masters of impressionism with this bestselling DK visual guide.

    Truly comprehensive in scope, this bestselling book explores masterpieces by more than 700 artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, and Van Gogh. An invaluable art lover’s reference book, it showcases everything from Italian baroque painting and African Art to contemporary art history.

    Each artistic movement is clearly explained, with descriptions of origins and influences, characteristic styles and techniques, and typical subjects. A visual timeline of key works gives an overview of the scope of each major movement.
    Bold graphics, overlays, and detailed closeups show you how to “read” composition and subject matter, and explain the techniques and methods the artists used to create their masterpieces.

    Created in collaboration with Bridgeman, the largest art library in the world, Art: The Definitive Visual Guide is a must-have for your bookshelf.

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  • How Catholic Art Saved The Faith

    $18.95

    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

    $29.95

    *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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  • Short Biography Of Pierre Auguste Renoir

    $9.95

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

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  • Act One : Everything And The Kitchen Sink

    $15.99

    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

    $20.99

    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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  • Artists Drawing Techniques

    $30.00

    Try your hand at drawing and bring out your inner artist as you discover your own unique style. Create your own masterpieces with projects for both beginners and experienced artists.

    A practical guide to learning how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pens, and pastels, Artist’s Drawing Techniques helps you develop skills in every medium. Begin with the basics–choose and observe a subject and then figure out the composition–and then continue to sketch your masterpieces as your skills and confidence develop.

    After the basic principles are mastered, you will be inspired to move on to new challenges as your artistic talents blossom on your own terms. Artist’s Drawing Techniques explains which tools, materials, and methods should be used, allowing you to master more than 80 techniques, from shading to blending to perspective to cross-hatching, as you follow inspirational drawing tutorials.

    Perfect for the beginner picking up a new hobby or the experienced artist who wants to expand your horizons with new styles, Artist’s Drawing Techniques is an essential guide for unlocking your creativity.

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  • Posh Art Of The Dot

    $12.99

    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

    $30.00

    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 Claude Monet

    $9.95

    A Pocket-Sized Short Biography of Claude Monet in an Elegant Hardcover Edition

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  • Short Biography Of Louis Comfort Tiffany

    $9.95

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

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  • Short Biography Of Pablo Picasso

    $9.95

    A Pocket-Sized Short Biography of Pablo Picasso in an Elegant Hardcover Edition

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  • Short Biography Of Georgia OKeeffe

    $9.95

    A Pocket-Sized Short Biography of Georgia O’Keeffe in an Elegant Hardcover Edition

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  • Short Biography Of Frida Kahlo

    $9.95

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

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  • Short Biography Of Edgar Degas

    $9.95

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

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  • Short Biography Of John Singer Sargent

    $9.95

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

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  • Short Biography Of Mary Cassatt

    $9.95

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

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  • Art Book : Big Ideas Simply Explained

    $25.00

    Discover what makes a piece a significant work of art and tour history’s greatest masterpieces. See the master works of Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and more.

    From prehistoric cave paintings to postmodern art, The Art Book explores more than 100 different movements, periods, and works throughout history, including ancient Assyrian sculpture and contemporary Japanese multimedia works. Art’s theories and themes are more approachable and easier to understand through innovative graphics and creative typography.

    Part of DK’s award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The Art Book profiling more than 100 artists and 200 pieces of work, and covers paintings, drawing, sculptures, ready-mades, land art, installations, and more. Follow how art changed in the Medieval world to the 18th century to the modern age. Study famous pieces of art including Venus of Willendorf, The Book of Kells, and Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait. Learn the differences between Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, and Roy Lichtenstein.

    With stunning images and graphics, clear writing, an artist directory, and a vocabulary glossary, The Art Book is the perfect introduction to the complex and exciting world of art.

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  • Culture Care : Reconnecting With Beauty For Our Common Life

    $20.00

    Foreword By Mark Labberton
    Preface
    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

    Additional Info
    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

    $27.00

    “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

    $20.00

    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

    $28.00

    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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  • Modern Art And The Life Of A Culture

    $40.00

    Preface
    Part I: Critical Contexts
    1. Introduction: Religion And The Discourse Of Modernism
    2. H. R. Rookmaaker, Modern Art And The Death Of A Culture

    Part II: Geographies, Histories And Encounters
    3. France, Britain And The Sacramental Image
    4. Germany, Holland And Northern Romantic Theology
    5. Russian Icons, Dada Liturgies And Rumors Of Nihilism
    6. North America And The Expressive Image
    7. North America In The Age Of Mass-Media
    Epilogue
    Afterword By Daniel A. Siedell
    List Of Illustrations
    Bibliography
    Index

    Additional Info
    For many Christians, engaging with modern art raises several questions: Is the Christian faith at odds with modern art? Does modernism contain religious themes? What is the place of Christian artists in the landscape of modern art? Nearly fifty years ago, Dutch art historian and theologian Hans Rookmaaker offered his answers to these questions when he published his groundbreaking work, Modern Art and the Death of a Culture, which was characterized by both misgivings and hopefulness. While appreciating Rookmaaker’s invaluable contribution to the study of theology and the arts, this volume-coauthored by an artist and a theologian-responds to his work and offers its own answers to these questions by arguing that there were actually strong religious impulses that positively shaped modern visual art. Instead of affirming a pattern of decline and growing antipathy towards faith, the authors contend that theological engagement and inquiry can be perceived across a wide range of modern art-French, British, German, Dutch, Russian and North American-and through particular works by artists such as Gauguin, Picasso, David Jones, Caspar David Friedrich, van Gogh, Kandinsky, Warhol and many others. This book, the first in IVP Academic’s new Studies in Theology and the Arts series, brings together the disciplines of art history and theology and points to the signs of life in modern art in order to help Christians navigate these difficult waters.

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  • Exact Likeness : The Portraits Of John Wesley

    $44.99

    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

    $15.99

    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

    $16.99

    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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  • Michelangelo And The Sistine Chapel

    $16.99

    The true story behind one of the greatest masterpieces of all time.

    You cannot stand underneath the masterwork that is the Sistine Chapel without considering the genius and painstaking work that went into its creation. Michelangelo Buonarroti never wanted to paint the Sistine Chapel, though. Appointed by the temperamental Julius II, Michelangelo believed the suspiciously large-scale project to be a plot for failure conspired by his rivals and the ?Warrior Pope.” After all, Michelangelo was not a painter?he was a sculptor. The noble artist reluctantly took on the daunting task that would damage his neck, back, and eyes (if you have ever strained to admire the real thing, you know). Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the story behind the famous painted ceiling over which the great artist painfully toiled for four long years.

    Linking Michelangelo’s personal life to his work on the Sistine Chapel, Graham-Dixon describes Michelangelo’s unique depiction of the Book of Genesis, tackles ambiguities in the work, and details the painstaking work that went into Michelangelo’s magnificent creation. Complete with rich, full-color illustrations and Graham-Dixon’s articulate narrative, Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel is an indispensable and significant piece of art criticism. It humanizes this heavenly masterpiece in a way that every art enthusiast, student, and professional can understand and appreciate.

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  • Keramion Lost And Found

    $34.99

    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

    $20.00

    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

    $15.95

    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

    $44.00

    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

    $16.95

    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

    $36.00

    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

    $39.00

    Acknowledgements
    Abbreviations
    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
    Bibliography
    Index

    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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  • Art That Changed The World

    $40.00

    Art That Changed the World tells the story of every major art style, movement by movement, giving art lovers a visual timeline showing key paintings that sparked each transition and explaining major events that shaped their evolution.

    Each section features a lavish double-page image of an influential painting that defines each artistic style. Seminal works of genius are portrayed in their historical context, with attention paid to the culture of the time and the lives of their creators.

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  • Shadow Painter : A Practical Handbook For Prophetic Christian Art

    $14.99

    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

    $7.95

    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

    $11.95

    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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  • Art Of Faith

    $24.99

    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

    $35.00

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

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  • Scratch And Sketch At The Zoo

    $14.99

    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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  • Scratch And Sketch At The Beach

    $14.99

    Playful rhymes and by-the-sea sketches invite you to build sand castles, toss a Frisbee, fly a kite, and visit the ice cream truck. Discover seashore critters as you scratch and sketch pictures of fun at the beach!

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  • Drawing Pad : Available From Anchor

    $5.10

    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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  • Authentication Of Rembrandts Titus F 1655

    $29.99

    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

    $18.99

    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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  • Scratch And Sketch Things That Go

    $14.99

    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

    $14.99

    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

    $9.95

    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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  • Tractors : Vintage Images Of America’s Living Past

    $9.95

    Over 60 images relating to tractors in a full-color paperback. Part of Applewood’s Pictorial America series, the book features images free for personal use drawn from historical and modern sources and includes prints, paintings, illustrations, and photographs. This small gem is the ideal gift for all who love tractors-farmers, country gentlemen, rednecks, weekend mowers, and collectors alike.

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  • Crucifixions And Resurrections Of The Image

    $35.99

    George Pattison offers theological reflections on a range of works of art and films which have attracted wide discussion such as Anthony Gormley’s ‘Angel of the North’. Pattison takes seriously the modernist movement in art and constitutes an argument for its continuing relevance. The book centres on artists active in the mid- to late twentieth century, whose work reflects both the cultural and social crises of that era – Beuys, Rothko, Kiefer, Natkin and film directors such as Bergman and Tarkovksy. The studies are contextualized in broader reflections on modern art that suggest ‘the death of God’ as a motif that links theology and modern art itself. This enables a Christian theological engagement with works that often appear alien or even hostile to Christian faith. George Pattison takes the secular seriously in its own right, arguing that both secular art and theological reflection are often different but related responses to a common existential situation.

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  • Another Brush With God

    $26.95

    Introduces readers to a more advanced level in icon development, exploring more complex imagery and skills
    Step-by-step instructions for painting icons, from original drawings through finished product
    Includes eight full-color plates of the author’s original icons

    This is the sequel to the author’s previous work, A Brush with God, for advanced beginners, intermediate, and advanced iconographers. It presents greater detail and instructions for creating entirely new icons. One major feature of the new book is the full-page sketches that artists can photocopy and use as the basis of their own icons, providing a unique and much-requested resource.

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  • Poultry : 26 Paintings And Engravings By J. W. Ludlow

    $19.95

    Part of our Applewood’s Pictorial America series, this large format paperback includes 26 images of poultry suitable for framing. The 26 chromolithographs and etchings included in the book were originally painted by the artist J. W. Ludlow, an ornitholigal artist who specialized in painting domestic birds. These prints first appeared in 1873 in an illustrated book of poultry published by Cassell and have since become very collectible because of their rich color and loving detail.

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  • Books

    $9.95

    Over 60 images relating to books and reading 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 small gem is the ideal gift for all bibliophiles-authors, publishers, librarians, booksellers, and avid readers of all ages.

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  • Trains

    $9.95

    Over 60 images relating to trains in a full-color paperback. Part of Applewood’s Pictorial America series, the book features images free for personal use drawn from historical and modern sources and includes prints, paintings, illustrations, and photographs. This small gem is the ideal gift for all who love trains, train travel, and the romantic lore of the rail.

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  • Textiles 1800s Through 1900s

    $9.95

    Over 50 full-color images cover a span of over 100 years of textiles, from the 1800s through the 1900s. Featured images derive from prints, paintings, illustrations and photographs, and illustrate the arts of sewing, needlework and quilting.

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  • Apples : Vintage Images Of Americas Living Past

    $9.95

    Over 60 images relating to apples are found in this full-color paperback. Part of Applewood’s Pictorial America series, the book features images free for personal use drawn from historical and modern sources and includes prints, paintings, illustrations, and photographs. This small gem is the ideal gift for anyone who enjoys picking, eating, baking, and putting into pies America’s most beloved fruit.

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  • Abraham Lincoln 1809 To 1865

    $9.95

    Over 60 images relating to Abraham Lincoln in a full-color paperback. Part of Applewood’s Pictorial America series, the images are drawn from historical sources, and includes prints, paintings, illustrations, and photographs. This small gem is the ideal gift for anyone interested in a concise and beautiful visual biography of America’s most beloved President.

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  • Halloween : Fun And Spooky Images From The Past

    $9.95

    Over 60 images relating to Halloween are found in this 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 small gem is the ideal gift for anyone interested in a concise and beautiful visual history of Halloween in America.

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  • Saints Signs And Symbols

    $22.95

    Expanded new edition of a popular, best-selling resource for artists and Christian educators
    Author is accomplished liturgical artist who attends many major religion trade exhibits
    Complete guide to the symbols of the Church, with attractive design and many illustrations

    This thoroughly updated and comprehensive new edition enhances the well-loved and often-used earlier work as a guide to symbolism in Christian liturgical art, architecture, manuscripts, stained glass, and more.

    The new book is more heavily pictorial in an effort to provide an even stronger resource for artists and researchers, as well as the general browsing public. It addresses the rich history of Christian symbolism, presented for the 21st century reader.

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  • Lucas Cranach The Elder

    $43.99

    1. Law And Gospel And The Strategies Of Pictorial Rhetoric

    2. The Schneeberg Altarpiece And The Structure Of Worship

    3. The Wittenberg Altarpiece: Communal Devotion And Identity

    4. Holy Visions And Pious Testimony: Weimar Altarpiece

    5. Public Worship To Private Devotion: Cranach’s Reformation Madonna Panels

    Additional Info
    Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) is the most influential painter of the German Reformation. In collaboration with Martin Luther (1483-1546), Cranach produced innovative paintings which made the complex ideas of Lutheran Christianity understandable to a wide range of viewers and inspired later generations of artists. Despite Cranach’s crucial role as an interpreter of Lutheran ideas, his Reformation paintings remain unfamiliar to many American scholars. Lucas Cranach the Elder: Art and Devotion of the German Reformation presents Cranach’s Reformation painting to a broader audience and explains the pictorial strategies Cranach devised to clarify and interpret Lutheran thought. For specialists in Reformation history, this study offers an interpretation of Cranach’s art as an agent of religious change. For historians and students of Renaissance art, this study explores the defining work of a major sixteenth-century artist. The broad implications of the Reformation and Cranach’s role in transforming religious art make this study suitable for readers with a general interest in history, religion, or art history.

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  • Lucas Cranach The Elder

    $83.00

    1. Law And Gospel And The Strategies Of Pictorial Rhetoric

    2. The Schneeberg Altarpiece And The Structure Of Worship

    3. The Wittenberg Altarpiece: Communal Devotion And Identity

    4. Holy Visions And Pious Testimony: Weimar Altarpiece

    5. Public Worship To Private Devotion: Cranach’s Reformation Madonna Panels

    Additional Info
    Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) is the most influential painter of the German Reformation. In collaboration with Martin Luther (1483-1546), Cranach produced innovative paintings which made the complex ideas of Lutheran Christianity understandable to a wide range of viewers and inspired later generations of artists. Despite Cranach’s crucial role as an interpreter of Lutheran ideas, his Reformation paintings remain unfamiliar to many American scholars. Lucas Cranach the Elder: Art and Devotion of the German Reformation presents Cranach’s Reformation painting to a broader audience and explains the pictorial strategies Cranach devised to clarify and interpret Lutheran thought. For specialists in Reformation history, this study offers an interpretation of Cranach’s art as an agent of religious change. For historians and students of Renaissance art, this study explores the defining work of a major sixteenth-century artist. The broad implications of the Reformation and Cranach’s role in transforming religious art make this study suitable for readers with a general interest in history, religion, or art history.

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  • Windows Into The Light

    $22.95

    Building on the interest generated by Sullivan’s previous art and spirituality title, Windows into the Soul, this book focuses on the journey from darkness to light inherent in Lent. By using an easily accessible liturgical format, the book provides a pathway for those who walk from Ash Wednesday to the empty tomb of Easter.
    Organized around holy days and Sundays in Lent, chapters begin with a prayer or poetic excerpt, followed by scripture for the day or week. A narrative then expands on the themes introduced by the prayer and scripture. Exercises following the narratives are simple – mostly collage exercises using differing techniques – and are accessible to a wide audience. Soul Questions, popular with readers, guide the spiritual exercise following the narrative, and Thoughts for the Journey, also popular with Windows readers, complete each chapter with suggestions for further reflection.

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  • Into The Dark

    $30.00

    Preface: A Hornet’s Nest
    1. Methodology: Into The Darko
    Part 1: Identity
    2. Memento: Duped In Film Noir
    3. Eternal Sunshine: The Risky Rewards Of Romance
    Part 2: Community
    4. Crashing Into The Ensemble Drama: Communities In Crisis
    5. Talk To Her (and Him And Us): Everyday Ethics
    Part 3: History
    6. Finding Neverland: Nostalgia And Imagination In History
    7. Spirited Away By Fantasy: Tending The Garden
    8. Conclusion: Mnemonic Devices
    Appendix A: Top 250 Movies As Voted By The Internet Movie Database Users
    Appendix B: The IMDb’s Top Films Of The 21st Century (Jan 1, 2007)
    Appendix C: The IMDb’s Top Films Of The 21st Century (Jan A, 2008)

    Additional Info
    In this book, Craig Detweiler examines forty-five films from the 21st century that resonate theologically-from The Lord of the Rings triology to Little Miss Sunshine – offering groundbreaking insight into their scriptural connections and theological applications.

    Detweiler writes with the eye of a filmmaker, leads Hollywood and religion initiatives at Fuller Seminary, and even came to faith through cinema. In this book, he unpacks the “theology of everyday life,” exploring the Spirit of God in creation, redemption, and “general revelation” through sometimes unlikely filmmakers. It’s the first authoritative book that dissects up-to-date movies selected by the popular Internet Movie Database.

    This book is recommended for teachers, students, pastors, film fans, and those interested in the intersection of Christianity and culture.

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  • Symbolism In Religion And Art

    $29.99

    Preface
    Prologue

    I: Symbolism In Religion
    II: Symbolism In Art

    Epilogue

    Bibliography

    List Of Artistic Works Cited

    Index Of General Subjects

    Index Of Proper Names

    Index Of Symbols

    About The Author

    Additional Info
    All of Charles Thomas Taylor’s previous writings have attempted to reveal the universal rational foundation that undergirds all of the various ethical, political, and economic systems that best nurture human existence. With a latent recognition that the presence of symbolism in other areas of human concern, such as in religion or the fine arts, essentially communicates ethical value, Taylor presents his new book to consider the current relevance or irrelevance of religion and art for the ethical life.

    An appreciation of beauty in nature and art is generally applauded, not as a substitute for that sense of sensual and emotional gratification that inevitably proceeds from successful rational endeavor toward the satisfaction of human needs, but as a supplemental source of pleasure and happiness. The outcome of Taylor’s evaluation of the experience of religion in human affairs does not fare quite as well, for reasons that he lays out in systematic detail.

    Although the book may be seen as offering some new and original ideas in either sphere of human concern, it is essentially a work of cultural anthropology that attempts to integrate, or not to integrate in some cases, the peripheral concerns of religion and aesthetics with a central ethical vision for the future of our species.

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  • Beauty Of God

    $25.00

    In this book that traverses the nuanced relationship between theology and the arts, the editors present ten essays that explore a Christian approach to beauty and the arts.

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  • Fingers Of God

    $23.49

    The Fingers of God takes us on an exciting journey. A photographic essay with commentary, The Fingers of God brings a message. The gifts of nature are within reach, available whereever we are. This book is a journey, a spiritual journey through skies and gardens; an exaltation of nature. The message is twofold, first that the natural is evidence of God. While humankind has enhanced and expanded upon that which exists in nature, that original atom, that first seed must have emanated from a higher power. Second, we all have access to the marvels of nature, close at hand. With little effort, we can all experience the Fingers of God – and it is worth the effort. Beginning with the skies and condensation, the actual Fingers of God are those extraordinary rays that reach out upward and downward through the clouds. The clouds provide a showcase for the sun, either as a white layer or billowing panorama. Sunrises and sunsets are often indescribable spectacles. When the clouds are filled with water, the rains begin, sometimes as light showers, often as storms. The journey continues through these storms and ends in the delightful and exciting gardens that are created by seed, water and sun. ………. Travelling through The Fingers of God, the photos take on a different meaning with each viewing. Take more than a moment to study the photos and accompanying text. Enjoy the journey.

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  • Art And The Bible

    $12.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780830834013Francis SchaefferBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2007IVP ClassicsPublisher: InterVarsity Press

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  • How Postmodernism Serves My Faith

    $23.00

    Can Christians learn from postmodern thinkers and their critique of modernism? Crystal L. Downing introduces students (especially those in the arts) to postmoderism: where it came from, and how Christians can best understand, critique and benefit from its insights. She believes that the challenges, questions and insights of postmodernism can contribute to a deeper and clearer grasp of our faith. She thinks so because, beginning as a graduate student, she explored the best of postmodern thought and came out thankful for it. Through honest engagement, Downing seeks to guide students along a path that will ultimately strengthen their faith.

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  • Windows Into The Soul

    $14.95

    Working with clay, paint, crayons, or pencils, artists have long known that the act of creating art can help people explore the deepest recesses of their hearts – and bring about real change in their lives. Michael Sullivan discovered the power of art for himself in the midst of grieving the loss of a young parishoner. Ever since, he has been using simple art projects as a form of prayer and a way of helping others explore what God may be saying to them.

    This book is a practical resource for those who want to explore this means of prayer and contemplation for themselves. Readers will find projects in various media, including clay, charcoal, and acrylic, as well as technical directions and a gentle guide to the spiritual gold to be mined from the experience.

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  • Art And The Christian Mind

    $19.99

    Hans Rookmaaker’s impact on the arts in the twentieth century was enormous. Laurel Gasque examines Rookmaaker’s life and shows how he incorporated his biblical beliefs into his teaching, writing, and interaction with the arts and individuals

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  • Scratch And Sketch Dino Dudes

    $14.99

    Dig up fun facts about these Dino Dudes as you trace simple sketches of 20 awesome prehistoric creatures. White outlines on black scratch-off pages create a fun way for younger children to trace illustrations. Shrink-wrapped with a wooden stylus for drawing on black-coated paper to reveal colors beneath. Includes 20 scratch-off, 20 illustrated, 20 sketch pages.

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  • Substance Of Things Seen

    $21.50

    While the average person rarely sees it, the visual arts play a subtle yet profound role in the teaching and formation of faith, both for individuals and religious communities. The Substance of Things Seen explores the intersection of art and faith, offering thoughtful reflections on the way art functions in Christian life and practice.

    Highly readable and featuring instructive illustrations, this book is meant to engage church leaders as well as artists in constructive conversation about the critical role that art can play in the renewal of Christian education, worship, and study. It also challenges anyone who thinks the arts are only of marginal importance to the religious life. Robin Jensen considers here a broad range of topics relevant to Christian faith and culture, including the construction of sacred space, the use of art in worship and spiritual formation, the way that visual art interprets sacred texts, and the power and danger of art from a historical and contemporary perspective.

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  • Unceasing Worship : Biblical Perspectives On Worship And The Arts

    $24.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780830832293Harold BestBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2003Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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  • Wounded Innocence : Sketches For A Theology Of Art

    $14.95

    What is the theological significance of art? Why has the Church always encouraged the arts? What is so profoundly human about the arts? In A Wounded Innocence Alejandro R. Garcia-Rivera answers these questions in a series of “sketches” that are mixed spiritual and theological reflections on various works of art written in a poetic style. These reflections explore the relationship between the multi-dimensional spiritual and the arts.

    The first “sketch,” “The Beginning of Art,” introduces the rest that go on to explore further the human, artistic, and theological implications of a wounded innocence. Each “sketch” reflects on a particular human work of art. Some are conventional works of art. Others may never find their way into a museum but, then, that is one of the implications coming out of this book. A museum does not define what a work of art is, its human depth does. In these deeply studied yet spiritually written reflections on each work of art, it is hoped that the reader will find his and her own creative depth described, perhaps even revealed.

    A Wounded Innocence is both inspiring and informative. Readers will learn about art, spirituality, and theology, and will find themselves inspired to look at works of art, and even to produce a work of art. It sets a new way of doing theology that is at the same time spiritual. More importantly, Garcia-Rivera describes a theology of art.

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  • Frida

    $16.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780590203203Jonah Winter | Illustrator: Ana JuanBinding: Cloth TextPublished: 2002Publisher: Scholastic

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  • Edgar Degas : Paintings That Dance

    $7.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780448425207Maryann Cocca-LefflerBinding: Cloth TextPublished: 2001Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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  • Jackson Pollock : A Biography

    $17.95

    Deborah Solomon’s biography sets Jackson Pollock in his time and portrays him as a shy, often withdrawn person, full of insecurities and self-doubts, and frequently unable to express himself about his art or its meaning. Solomon interviewed two hundred people who knew Pollock and his work and she has drawn extensively on Pollock’s own writings and other personal papers. She examines the artist’s relationships with his family; his wife and fellow artist Lee Krasner; art patron Peggy Guggenheim; the painters Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and many more.

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  • Follow The Directions And Draw It All By Yourself K-2

    $11.99

    25 easy, reproducible lessons that guide kids step-by-step to draw adorable pictures and learn the important skill of following directions.

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  • Mark Kistlers Draw Squad

    $17.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780671656942Mark KistlerBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2000Publisher: Send The Light Distribution – No Active Product

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  • Theology And The Arts

    $21.95

    Using examples from music, pictorial art and rhetoric, this book explores different aspects of the ways that art enters into theology and theology into art, both in pastoral practice (liturgical music, sacred art and preaching) and in the realm of systematic reflection, where, the author contends, art must be recognized as a genuine theological text.

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  • Spirit Taking Form

    $28.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9781590030165Nancy AzaraBinding: Cloth TextPublisher: UCRD / United Church of Canada Print On Demand Product

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  • Genesis

    $19.45

    SKU (ISBN): 9781420840209Allan BassBinding: Trade PaperPublisher: Xulon Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Fashionable Dancers Casket

    $14.95

    This reproduction of a famous nineteenth-century guide to Civil War dance includes illustrations and step-by-step instructions that are perfect for the modern reenact, historian, or anyone who is interested in the history of dance.

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  • Grotesque In Art And Literature A Print On Demand Title

    $31.50

    While there has been a growing interest in the use of grotesque imagery in art and literature, very little attention has been given to the religious and theological significance of such imagery. This fascinating book redresses that neglect by exploring the religious meaning of the grotesque and its importance as a subject for theological inquiry.

    The discussion begins with the debate over both the definition of the grotesque and theoretical approaches to understanding its meaning and importance for the late twentieth century. Wilson Yates engages with the thought of four leading contemporary theorists – Wolfgang Kayser, Mikhail Bakhtin, Geoffrey Galt Harpham, and Ewa Kuryluk. James Luther Adams considers the appearance of the grotesque in contemporary social and political crises and its implications for our future. Roger Hazelton reflects on how both theology and grotesque art speak to the mystery of being human in an unmanageable world.

    The discussion continues with the treatment of the grotesque in the visual arts. Margaret Miles discusses the female body as the focus of the grotesque in medieval times. Wolfgang Stechow examines the significance of grotesque imagery in the paintings of the fifteenth-century Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch. John W. Cook explores the use of “ugly beauty” in Christian art. A second essay by Wilson Yates provides an in-depth look at the religious iconography and grotesque imagery in the work of the twentieth-century artist Francis Bacon.

    The final three chapters consider the use of the grotesque in the literary arts. Yasuhiro Ogawa discusses Shakespeare’s use of the grotesque in Hamlet. Susan Corey looks at the work of Toni Morrison, specifically her use of the grotesque in her novel Beloved. The volume concludes with an original work – published here for the first time – by poet laureate Robert Penn Warren, a stage adaptation of his poem Ballad of a Sweet Dream of Peace, complete with an introduction by the author.

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  • Slave Songs Of The United States

    $12.95

    Originally published in 1867, the book is a collection of songs of African-American slaves. A few of the songs were written after the emancipation, but all were inspired by it.

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  • Art In Action

    $27.50

    This book offers a fine general introduction to the theory of art, and it also presents one of the most interesting statements of recent years regarding th special perspectives that may be cast upon the issues of aesthetics from the standpoint of the Christian theology. It is a cogently argued and splendidly written book which deserves to be widely read.

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